Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Charged For Striking Handcuffed Man In The Head


Salamoni’s lawyer, Brant Mayer, says the Police Department is using Salamoni’s battery video to stop the appeal to get his job back. He also said that Salamoni spoke to his supervisor shortly after the incident and police have had no problem with the battery for almost 2 years.

“This is just one more thing Blane has to deal with before he puts this chapter behind him,” said Mayer. “There were no issues at that point.”

A charge of simple battery is punishable by a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine, so he could face a harsher punishment for hitting someone than killing someone.

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