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Alton Sterling Case Decision (2018)

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: 2018-03-30

Duration: 00:08:12

Subjects: Landry, Jeff | Sterling, Alton, d. 2016 | Police shootings | Baton Rouge Police Department | Louisiana. Department of Justice


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Landry, Jeff Speaker
  • Decuir, Brandon Speaker
  • Stewart, Chris Speaker
  • Borghardt, Franz Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the Louisiana Department of Justice’s decision not to file criminal charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling in 2016. Her report includes: highlights from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press conference outlining his department’s decision not to file charges; highlights from a press conference with Brandon Decuir and Chris Stewart, attorneys for the Sterling family, announcing their plans to file a civil lawsuit against the officers; and Spires’ interview with Franz Borghardt, a criminal defense attorney, on the decision. Host: Andre Moreau