5 years after the dying 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-Four in favor of providing the settlement to Sterling’s household after they filed a wrongful dying lawsuit towards 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’m happy our metro council was capable of finding a consensus and approve a suggestion of settlement within the Alton Sterling civil case. After almost 5 years, the folks of Baton Rouge are lastly one step nearer to getting a lot wanted closure on this traumatic episode in our historical past.”
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 division two years after the incident, in 2018.
The dying of Alton Sterling ignited protests throughout america over police brutality.