BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016, the Washington Post reports.
Currently, the Sterling family has not been informed the Department of Justice’s decision. There is no word on when the department will announce its decision.
The case will be the first time the department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has publicly declined to prosecute officers investigated for possible wrongdoing in a high-profile case.
Sterling’s death last July sparked protests across Louisiana’s capital city.