Alton Sterling’s autopsy sealed by federal officials

Alton Sterling in Facebook photo (WAFB-TV/FACEBOOK)

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the middle district of the state of Louisiana has issued an order sealing Alton Sterling’s autopsy, meaning the public will not be able to see the results according to CBS affiliate WAFB. 

Alton Sterling was the man shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge on July 5 outside of a convenience store.

The coroner’s office did say that he died from gunshot wounds.

Officer Blane Salamoni and Officer Howie Lake II were the officers who responded to the call that night and said they felt threatened.

Sterling had a gun in his pocket and was pinned down on the ground by police when they claim he was reaching for it.

Surveillance video from the convenience store showed the incident; police body cams fell off during the incident according to the department.

See the videos by clicking  here.

Sterling’s death spurred protests in Baton Rouge from people who say the officers used deadly force unnecessarily.



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