CLOSE
Leave a comment
For the third day in a row the Black Lives Matter movement...

Source: Pacific Press / Getty

The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling has been removed  from the force.

Baton Rouge Police Department officials have announced that Blane Salamoni has been fired following Sterling’s 2016 shooting death.

Bodycam footage of the deadly incident shows Salamoni pulling a gun on Sterling as soon has he arrives to help another officer, Howie Lake II, detain Sterling.

Sterling questioned why officers were trying to detain him, but Salamoni replied, “Don’t f*cking move or I’ll shoot your f*cking a*s. Put your f*cking hands on the car.” Lake is also shown using a taser on Sterling before Salamoni rushes him.

Shots are then heard off-camera. When Salamoni got up, video shows him lying on the ground with a blood stain on his shirt.

CNN.com reports that Salamoni and Lake were each subject to their own disciplinary hearings. While Lake answered every question that he was asked, Salamomi reportedly refused to answer any questions.

Lake, the other officer in this case, will be suspended without pay for three days because he lost his temper. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced the suspension on Friday, stating, “That is my decision. It is the right decision.”

RELATED STORIES:

Baton Rouge Officers Who Fatally Shot Alton Sterling Will Walk Free

#StopTheViolence: Alton Sterling’s Son Takes Teen Choice Awards Stage

President Obama Responds To The Shooting Deaths Of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile

Officer Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

Also On 93.9 WKYS:
comments – add yours
×