Blane Salamoni, one of the Baton Rouge police officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling is a 28 year old, 4 year veteran, who comes from a family of government officials. His father, Captain Noel Salamoni is the commander of the Baton Rouge Police Departmentâ€™s Special Operations Division and has been on the force for over 34 years. Blaneâ€™s mother, Melissa Salamoni is a retired captain from the same police department, working as the violent crime and crime scene commander.
Blane Salamoni & his partner Howie Lake II also confiscated the convenience storeâ€™s footage from the shooting AND the storeâ€™s entire security video recording system from the store. Both officers were wearing body cams that allegedly â€œFELL OFFâ€ while restraining Alton Sterling.
Newly released video recorded by Muflahi shows an officer removing a gun from Sterlingâ€™s pocket after the shooting. You can watch the video below (Warning â€“ Graphic):
Sterling, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, is still moving after the shooting. The coroner said he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the back and chest.
Alton Sterling, a black man was shot several times while being held on the ground by This two policemen outside Louisiana convenience store, the video was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents to keep their protests peaceful.
After nearly 24 hours of public outcry, the identities of the officers involved in the Alton Sterling shooting have been released. Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, members of the departmentâ€™s uniform patrol division, were confirmed as the two officers present at the scene when Sterling died. Salamoni has four yearsâ€™ experience on the police force, and Lake hasthree. Both men are white.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Lake and Salamoni responded to an anonymous tip that a man in a red shirt selling CDs in front of a convenience store had a gun. Cellphone video from the scene shows the officers putting Sterling on the ground, and one pulling his weapon on Sterling. According to a Facebook post by the Baton Rouge Police Department, both officers have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting, â€œper standard procedure.â€
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