Expanding on the decision, Landry claimed that "countless hours" went into examining the evidence.
During a 10-month probe, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and prosecutors reviewed images of the incident captured by body cameras, mobile phones and store surveillance cameras as well as witness accounts and other evidence. He said the department hopes to conclude that process by Friday.
Landry's office announced the decision Tuesday (March 27) after first notifying Sterling's relatives in person. "It was an unfortunate situation but it was a justified shooting", John McLindon, an attorney for Salamoni, told The AP. Le'Roi Dunn, a 40-year-old cook, gestured at the spot where Sterling was killed and said it was wrong for the officers to avoid any charges.
Racial tensions were still simmering in Louisiana's capital when Gavin Long, a 29-year-old black military veteran from Kansas City, Missouri, ambushed police officers near a auto wash on July 17, 2016.
Salamoni fatally shot Sterling during an ensuing scuffle. "He was murdered like an animal", Sterling's aunt, Veda Washington-Abusaleh, told reporters in video posted on social media by local media. After learning neither officer would be charged with federal crimes, dozens of people held a peaceful vigil outside the convenience store where Sterling was shot. Baton Rouge mayor Sharon Weston Broome said that the city would now investigate the shooting separately. After meeting with investigators, Chris Stewart, the lead attorney for the Sterling family, told reporters that evidence shows that at the beginning of the interaction with Sterling, Officer Salamoni put his gun to Sterling's head, and said, "I'll kill you, b-".
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Another attempt was made to verbally get Sterling to obey and submit to custody, but Landry said he flails and Lake II "tases him again for the second time". The officers told Sterling to put his hands on the hood of a vehicle and struggled with him when he didn't comply, the Justice Department said. "Sterling" - who he said was "under the influence" of "various illegal drugs". In a summary of its findings, the Justice Department said Salamoni pointed his gun at Sterling's head but didn't mention any verbal threats by the officer.
Sterling's death in Baton Rouge was one of a number of killings of black men by white officers that helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement and raised questions about racial bias in USA policing.
Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling's son, Cameron Sterling, said on Tuesday that the ruling emphasized their point.
Lawyers say Louisiana's attorney general is set to meet with relatives of a black man who was shot and killed in 2016 by a white police officer and inform them whether his office will charge either of the two officers involved in the struggle. The next day Philando Castile was shot and killed in Minnesota by police officer and the aftermath was streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend.
Nearly 200 people were arrested in the protests that followed the killing.