Attorneys for Alton Sterling's children sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie demanding that the two officers involved in Sterling's fatal shooting last July be fired. Hours later, Broome joined the family in the call for discipline, agreeing that one of the officers, Blane Salamoni, be terminated.
"I believe they should be removed from paid administrative leave and disciplined consistent with the severity of their actions. In Officer Salamoni’s case, this warrants termination," Broome wrote in reply to the Sterling family.
She said she will be personally calling on Dabadie to do just that, which is the latest sign she is trying to further distance herself from the police chief, the Advocate reports.
Salamoni and Lake are currently on paid administrative leave because, BRPD officials say, their internal investigation remains ongoing. After they were not charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for civil rights violations in late March, their case was handed to the state's attorney general office for an investigation into possible criminal charges.