Baton Rouge DA Recuses Himself from Alton Sterling Case

Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1:00 PM

Baton Rogue District Attorney Hillar Moore held a press conference Monday morning to announce his recusal from the prosecution of the Alton Sterling case. He also noted that he will ask the Louisiana Attorney General's office to take over the case.

Moore cited a relationship with the family of Officer Blane Salamoni, who is one of the two officers involved in the shooting.  

The Sterling case, who was shot and killed in an altercation that took place last week, has made national headlines.  Over the weekend, 200 people were arrested at unscheduled protests.