Baton Rouge Metropolis Council Votes To Move $4.5M Settlement For Alton Sterling’s Household (Replace) – The Shade Room
5 years after the demise of Alton Sterling, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted on a $4.5 million settlement for his household.
On Wednesday, the council voted 7-4 in favor of providing the settlement to Sterling’s household after they filed a wrongful demise lawsuit towards the town and the Baton Rouge Police Division, in response to @abcnews.
This comes after a $5 million settlement proposal was rejected by the governing council in 2020.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome tweeted, “I am pleased our metro council was able to find a consensus and approve an offer of settlement in the Alton Sterling civil case. After nearly five years, the people of Baton Rouge are finally one step closer to getting much needed closure in this traumatic episode in our history.”
As you recall, Sterling was fatally shot by a white police officer in July of 2016, following a 911 name about promoting compact discs in entrance of the meals mart.
Officer Blane Salamoni, who fatally shot Sterling on the scene, was fired from the police department two years after the incident, in 2018.
The demise of Alton Sterling ignited protests throughout america over police brutality.
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