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Alton Sterling decision to come at 1 p.m. today U.S. Attorney's Office says

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
An image from a youth-led march and rally to the State Capital in July 2016.

A decision on the Alton Sterling investigation is expected at 1 p.m. today the U.S. Attorney’s Office said, according to an Advocate report.

The Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will hold a news conference on the federal criminal investigation of the death of Alton Sterling on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Baton Rouge.

The report states that East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will hold a news conference 30 minutes after the decision is announced.  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will also be in attendance, according to a governor’s office press release.

Several national news outlets reported Tuesday that charges will not be brought against either of the Baton Rouge police officers that were involved in the July shooting of Sterling.  A leak to the Washington Post angered Sterling’s family members, who called it an insult, according to the Advocate report.

More details to come.