Alton Sterling's family wants swift federal investigation

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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 4:32 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a black man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers are calling for a swift resolution to the Justice Department's investigation of the shooting.

Three of Alton Sterling's aunts joined dozens of protesters Monday for a raucous rally at City Hall, where a group of community leaders discussed police reforms in Baton Rouge following Sterling's July 5 shooting.

Two of Sterling's aunts angrily shouted at East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III as he left the meeting. Moore recused himself from any state investigation of Sterling's death, citing his professional relationship with the parents of one of the two officers involved in the shooting.

The Justice Department hasn't indicated how long its investigation will take.