Body Cam Footage Shows Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling Yelling, 'Don't F***ing Move Or I'll Shoot Your F***in' Ass'

Body Cam Footage Shows Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling Yelling, 'Don't F***ing Move Or I'll Shoot Your F***in' Ass'

Outrage has spread though out the nation after Officer Blane Salamoni was only fired for his fatal, unprovoked actions.

Published March 31st

The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling outside of a convenience store in 2016 was fired on Friday (March 30).

  1. Police Chief Murphy Paul announced the dismissal of Officer Blane Salamoni at a press conference after he went through a hearing which ultimately determined he violated his department’s policies.

    "These actions were not minor deviations from policy as they contributed to the outcome that resulted in the death of another human being," the chief said. He also stressed that the decision "was not based on politics, it was not based on emotions."

    Officer Howie Lake II, who wrestled Sterling to the ground but did not fire his gun received a three-day suspension.

    All of these latest developments come in conjunction with body cam footage released of the shooting via Salamoni’s camera. On it, you can hear the officer screaming profanities at Sterling as he walks up on the scene.

  2. Ten seconds into the video, while Sterling questions why the officers are trying to detain him, Salamoni screams, "Don't f***ing move or I'll shoot your f***ing ass. Put your f***ing hands on the car."

    Video from Officer Lake’s body camera shows the officer approaching Sterling, trying to make him put his hands on the hood of the car, and then struggling with him on the ground. Gunshots are subsequently heard after another person, presumably Salamoni, screams, “He’s got a gun!”

    Social media has been outraged after seeing the footage and learning of such a small penalty for each police officer. See some of the reaction below.

Written by Paul Meara

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