(4/4/19) The Baton Rouge Branch of The NAACP and other Local Partners will meet Friday, April 5th on the steps of city hall to educate the community on what’s to happen next in the Blane Salamoni case.
On July 5, 2016, Blane Salamoni fired shots killing Alton Sterling during a brief encounter outside a Baton Rouge convenience store that escalated rapidly. The incident in July 2016 sparked protests across the country after a cellphone video surfaced showing two officers pinning him to the ground and then shooting him.
After nearly two years of investigations and a public outcry over the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling, on March 30, 2018 Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul fired Blane Salamoni.
Blane Salamoni’s appeal hearing with the Civil Service Board is set for April 16th – 18th.