After Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced charges would not be pursued against the two officers involved in Alton Sterling's fatal shooting, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he supports Baton Rouge officials as the investigation begins its next phase.
In a statement, Edwards said while "communities continue to heal" from the shooting and aftermath in July 2016, "the process outlined by law was followed."
After the decision, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and BRPD Chief Murphy Paul held a press conference to announce that an administrative review would be completed this week. After the review, any disciplinary action against the two officers -- Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II -- will be announced.
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"I support Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and Chief Murphy Paul’s decision to conduct an administrative review to determine if any disciplinary action should be taken within the Baton Rouge Police Department," Edwards' statement continued. "We owe this final review to the Baton Rouge community and the Sterling family. As we move into this next phase of the investigation, I continue to ask the people of Louisiana to pray for Alton’s family, the community of North Baton Rouge where he lived, the law enforcement officials who protect us every day, and our great state."
Paul said audio and visual evidence, including footage from body-worn cameras on the night of the shooting, will be released to the public.