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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:55 PM

Alton Sterling's children settle with city of Baton Rouge for $4.5 million

Source: CNN

The five children of Alton Sterling have settled with the city of Baton Rouge for $4.5 million, according to a statement from their attorneys.

Sterling was shot and killed by one of two police officers who confronted him outside a convenience store in July 2016.

Cell phone video showed Sterling pinned to the ground by the officers before he was shot; police said Sterling was reaching for a gun.

The fatal encounter between the two White police officers and Sterling, a Black man, helped spur Black Lives Matter protests across the nation.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/us/alton-sterling-baton-rouge-settlement/index.html

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