Alton Sterling is seen in an undated photo posted on his Facebook account. Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5, 2016. Louisiana authorities have decided against filing charges against the officers who fatally shot Sterling. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Louisiana police officers who shot unarmed black man Alton Sterling in 2016 will not be charged in his death

Federal law sets a very high bar for civil rights charges against officers, requiring that authorities prove an officer’s intent at the time of the shooting

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Alton Sterling is seen in an undated photo posted on his Facebook account. Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5, 2016. Louisiana authorities have decided against filing charges against the officers who fatally shot Sterling. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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