Protesters Arrested Following Alton Sterling’s Death to Receive Cash Settlement

A federal judge approved a class-action settlement Friday that awards up to $1,000 in cash to each of nearly 70 protesters who claim police violated their civil rights and used excessive force in arresting them after the July 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling.

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Alton Sterling Family Says His Killing Stemmed From Pattern of Racism

The family of Alton Sterling, the black man shot dead by white police last summer outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, sued the city and its police department Tuesday saying the killing was part of a “long standing pervasive policy of tolerating racist behavior by some of its officers.”

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