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Alton Sterling Case Decision (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-05-05

Duration: 00:10:07

Subjects: Sterling, Alton, d. 2016 | Police shootings | Baton Rouge Police Department | United States. Department of Justice | Together Baton Rouge


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Amundson, Corey Speaker
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Wesley, Lee Interviewee


This segment from the May 5, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the United States Department of Justice’s decision not to file criminal civil rights charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling due to insufficient evidence. It includes highlights of United States Attorney Corey Amundson explaining the USDOJ’s decision and what they did learn about the night Sterling died. It also includes highlights of a press conference with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Governor John Bel Edwards on the decision. Governor Edwards also explains that the case will move to the Louisiana Department of Justice for possible criminal charges. Andre Moreau then conducts an in-studio interview with Reverend Lee Wesley of Together Baton Rouge. He discusses his reaction to the USDOJ’s decision and the reforms that Together Baton Rouge would like to see within the Baton Rouge Police Department.