No federal charges in Sterling case - Ten months after Alton Sterling was killed by Baton Rouge police while pinned to the ground, the Department of Justice announced no federal charges will be filed against the two officers at the scene. But that doesn't mean officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II won't face prosecution.
The Washington Post and The New York Times reported that multiple sources told them the US Justice Department, which led the investigation into the 2016 shooting of Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will not seek charges against the officers. CNN has not independently confirmed the Post and Times reports. The Justice Department has not communicated to anyone a decision regarding the officers involved in the case, spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told CNN.
Judge enters not guilty plea on behalf of suspect in Orlando officer's killingA man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend and later a police officer who tried to arrest him was arraigned Wednesday in an Orlando, Florida, circuit court. When asked to enter a plea, Loyd responded: "For the record, I want to state that I am Markeith Loyd. Flesh and blood. I'm a human being. I'm not a fictitious person. I'm not a corporation," he said.