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Alton Sterling’s children settle with city of Baton Rouge for $4.5 million

Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by one of two White law enforcement officials who confronted him exterior a comfort retailer in July 2016.

Cell cellphone video confirmed Sterling pinned to the bottom by the officers earlier than he was shot; police stated Sterling was reaching for a gun.

No prices had been introduced towards the officers concerned.

A judge has ordered the city of Baton Rouge to turn over a psychological evaluation for the officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling

“On behalf of the family of Alton Sterling, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a $4.5 million settlement with the city of Baton Rouge and dismissed our lawsuit against the city and others,” the attorneys say in a press release.

The assertion additionally says the settlement will permit the city to heal and assist the children to be supplied for financially.

The attorneys additionally stated they had been grateful for what they known as “significant policy changes” undertaken by the city and the Police Department.

CNN has reached out to the Baton Rouge police and the city for touch upon the settlement.

This is a growing story and might be up to date.

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