Baton Rouge, La., gathered for the third night in a row to remember Alton Sterling.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Members of the Living Faith Christian Center congregation sing a hymn at a prayer vigil for Alton Sterling, who was shot by Baton Rouge police in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Edwards spoke at a news conference Friday about the continued fallout after 37-year-old Alton Sterling was killed during a struggle with two police officers outside a convenience store. Castile, 32, was shot and killed Wednesday in after a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. "That is the past", she said.
Edwards said much of the credit for keeping the protests peaceful belongs to the family of Alton Sterling.
"We're going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn in to protect us should consistently go unpunished", reads Beyoncé's statement. Those include charges for aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property and unauthorized entry, domestic abuse battery, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, failure to register as a sex offender, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and illegally carrying a weapon with a controlled unsafe substance.
Police did not say how many shots were fired and declined to say whether a stun gun was used on Mr.
The two officers who tackled Sterling, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, are on customary administrative leave during the investigation.
The history of the two BRPD officers showed complaints of force filed against them.
Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II have been identified as the two officers who are shown in video footage wrestling with Sterling, tossing him against a auto and pinning him to the ground before he was shot and killed, according to CNN. "Gun!" and then one officer on top of the man can be seen pulling his weapon from his holster. Castile also was black. The youth cut his chin. Another black man, Philando Castile, was shot and killed after being stopped for a broken tail light.
Separately, Salamoni was issued a letter of caution for his involvement in a "preventable crash" on June 13, 2012.
Obama praised the Justice Department for opening a federal civil rights investigation into Sterling's death. Sterling. Mr. Muflahi said police tasered Mr. In 2009, he was sentenced to another five years in prison for marijuana possession and for carrying an illegal weapon with a controlled risky substance. A judge in Baton Rouge sentenced him to five years in prison, giving him credit for time served.
The video recorded on the bystander's cell phone shows an officer confronting Mr.
The woman who recorded the aftermath of her boyfriend getting fatally shot by police lived in Indianapolis at one time, according to her Facebook. He also said that Sterling never once threatened the police or anyone else at the food mart.
Both killings occurred in "open carry" states where you are allowed to carry a gun that is visible to others in public: in a holster, strapped around your belt, your thigh, or on your shoulder, depending on the local regulations. Why are they coming to arrest him? Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton also called for an investigation into the shooting in a speech Thursday, adding that he didn't think the shooting would "have happened if those passengers...were white".