‘No charges’ for police over black man’s killing


The US Department of Justice has reportedly decided not to charge two white officers who shot and killed a black man in Louisiana last summer.
Video footage appearing to show the officers holding down Alton Sterling as they fired their weapons sparked days of protests in Baton Rouge.
News of the decision leaked to US media on Tuesday before the city mayor or the Sterling family had been told.
People soon began gathering outside the shop where the incident happened.
A vigil was organised for Tuesday night, with small crowds gathering near the city’s police headquarters.
The civil rights investigation was opened soon after the 37-year-old was killed outside the grocery shop he was selling CDs.