Alton Sterling's Family Readies Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Baton Rouge Police Department

New revelation in Alton Sterling case

New revelation in Alton Sterling case

On Tuesday, Alton Sterling's family filed a wrongful death suit against the city and police of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "There have also been multiple verbal racist comments by officers reported to the department". The Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony agreed to a almost $3 million settlement with the mother of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker shot five times by Officer Jeronimo Yanez during a July 6 traffic stop after Castile informed him that he was carrying a gun.

Attorneys for Alton Sterling's five children plan to file a lawsuit today against several parties in his death, according to a spokesman. "This tolerance of such behavior directly leads to the mistreatment of individuals of African-American descent". "We have talked to officers who have said something is wrong and it must stop", the Sterlings' attorney, L. Chris Stewart, told the AP.

Alton Sterling, 37, was killed by police outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5, 2016. The police department said that it would not comment on pending litigation, and the city did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment in time for publication. Those case files were handed over to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who is contemplating charges.

The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages. "This is about his children and this is about bringing this community together", he said.

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The lawsuit comes a day after the mother of Philando Castile - a black motorist killed by a white police officer one day after Sterling - reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, in his death.

His family's suit disagrees with federal prosecutors, and says in addition to excessive use of force and negligent homicide, the officers violated Sterling's constitutional rights.

It also asserts that the shooting of Sterling in the back was "unnecessary" and "excessive" and is an act of gross negligence on behalf of officer Salamoni.

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