Five years after the death Alton Sterling, East Baton Rouge Metro Board voted a $ 4.5 million settlement for his family.
On Wednesday, the council voted 7-4 in favor of offering the settlement to the Stirling family after they filed a lawsuit against the city and Baton Rouge Police Department, according to it. @ ABC News.
This comes after the board of directors rejected a $ 5 million settlement proposal in 2020.
Mayor Sharon Weston Brom tweeted, “I am delighted that our Metro Board was able to find consensus and agree to a settlement proposal in the Alton Stirling civil case. After nearly five years, the people of Baton Rouge are finally one step closer to achieving a much-needed conclusion to this painful episode in our history. ”
As you remember, Stirling was shot dead by a white police officer in July of 2016After a 911 call about selling CDs in front of the food market.
It was Officer Blaine Salamone, who shot Sterling at the scene Fired from the police department Two years after the accident, in 2018.
Alton Sterling’s death sparked protests across the United States over police brutality.