Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul has fired one of the officers involved in the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, and suspended the other officer.
Officer Blane Salamoni has been terminated effective today, and Howie Lake II has been suspended for three days, Paul said at a Friday evening press conference.
The administrative decision came as the department also released the officers’ body camera videos, which captured the shooting from start to finish, the Advocate reports.
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