BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a $5 million proposed settlement fell through, officials in Louisiana are now offering $4.5 million to settle the civil lawsuit brought by the family of Alton Sterling. The 37-year-old Black man was killed in 2016 by police who approached him while he was selling homemade CDs in front of a convenience store. News outlets report the East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted 7-4 Wednesday in favor of the latest settlement offering. A Baton Rouge police officer shot Sterling six times outside a convenience store in July 2016. Footage of the incident led to widespread protests, but authorities did not end up filing criminal charges over his death.
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After a $5 million proposed settlement fell through, officials in Louisiana are now offering $4.5 million to settle the civil lawsuit brought by the family of Alton Sterling.
Posted: Feb 11, 2021 3:46 PM
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