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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

United States Attorney Announces Federal Criminal Investigation into Death Of Alton Sterling

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Walt Green announced today “the FBI’s New Orleans Division, the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana have opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Alton Sterling.  The Justice Department will collect all available facts and evidence and conduct a fair, thorough, and impartial investigation.  As this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time.” 

Updated July 6, 2016