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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

United States Attorney Provides Update Regarding Federal Criminal Investigation into Death of Alton Sterling

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that his office continues to diligently and thoroughly investigate the July 5, 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling.

U.S. Attorney Green stated: “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, continues to make this investigation a top priority. To date, a team of career federal prosecutors, FBI agents and support personnel have devoted hundreds of hours to the investigation. Due to the breadth, scope and seriousness of the investigation, all three participating agencies have dedicated significant resources to the case. The investigation remains ongoing, and will conclude only when we have gathered, reviewed and evaluated all available evidence. There is no timetable for when this will be finished.  My office, the Civil Rights Division, and the FBI all stand committed to taking all necessary steps to reach a just result based solely on the facts and the law.”

Updated October 11, 2016