source: The Huff Post
updated: 4 January 2017
Alton Sterling’s frustrated family members and their supporters confronted Baton Rouge officials this week, demanding an update in the nearly 3-month-old investigation into the 37-year-old black man’s death.
A police officer fatally shot Sterling near a convenience store where he sold CDs in July. The shooting sparked protests across the country against police misconduct.
On Monday, 50 demonstrators had gathered outside City Hall to march to the governor’s mansion when they realized they had an unexpected opportunity to speak with officials in the building.
“While we were outside, we found out a police reform meeting was being held inside,” Arthur Reed told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. Reed is founder of Stop The Killing, the group that released cell phone footage of Sterling’s death.
The protesters, including Reed and several members of Sterling’s family, decided to go inside.
“We’re concerned by a lack of answers in the shooting,” said Reed. “The family had a simple question: ‘What is the status of the investigation?’”