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>> Officer Blane Salamoni has been terminated from the Baton Rouge Police Department effective today.>> The Baton Rouge Police Department headed down punishments on Friday for the two white police officers involved in a fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in July 2016.>> Excuse me, ma'am.>> The announcement came amid the release of body camera footage of the incident.
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Officials say Officer Blane Salimoni was dismissed for violating department standards on use of force and for losing his temper. While Officer Howie Lake was suspended for three days for violating the command of temper standards.>> Put your
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nds on the->> Police Chief Murphy Paul.>> Well, I hope that it brings closure.
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That's what I hope. I hope that we can begin a healing and we can have conversations. We are moving forward as a police department to make sure that our police officers are getting the proper training and that incidents such as this won't happen again.>> Sterling was shot outside a convenient store after a resident reported he had been threatened by a black man selling CDs.
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Police said Sterling was trying to pull a loaded gun out of his pocket when Salamoni opened fire. The police department's decisions come after the state's Attorney General announced that Lake and Salamoni would not be charged in the shooting since evidence showed their actions were justified.