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Baton Rouge Officers Won't Face Federal Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

The Justice Department says it is closing its ten-month investigation into two Baton Rouge, La., police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling last summer. The investigation found "insufficient evidence" for federal criminal charges against the police.

Video footage of the killing showed the officers, who are white, holding Sterling, who is black, on the ground, where he was shot multiple times.  Read more.

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