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Alton Sterling Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

7-6-2016 Louisiana:

Alton Sterling was a 37-year-old black man who was shot to death in a confrontation outside a convenience store with police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana early on the morning of July 5.

His death has sparked outrage, protests, and an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

The officers’ handling of the confrontation has come under intense scrutiny from the public, and could lead to criminal charges. The debate over the officers’ conduct is likely to include discussion of Sterling’s criminal record and whether it is at all relevant when assessing the officers’ conduct.

The legal questions in the case will focus on what happened in the confrontation between Sterling and the officers right before he was shot. Sterling’s case file does provide a fuller biography of the man, however.

A review of court records by Heavy shows that Sterling was well known to Baton Rouge police, although the two officers involved in the shooting — Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II — are not mentioned in documents pertaining to Sterling. You can read all of Sterling’s Baton Rouge criminal case details here:

Man who killed rapist who was attacking his wife walks free after intervention by dead victim's family

9-8-2016 New York:

Family of would-be rapist writes letter to court asking for charges to be dropped against his killer

A man who killed a criminal who was attempting to rape his wife has been freed without charge, after a surprise intervention by the victim’s family.

Mamadou Diallo, a 61-year-old taxi driver, rushed to save his wife Nenegale after Earl Nash broke into their apartment in the Bronx district of New York City, before allegedly beating the intruder to death with a tire iron.

Security footage shown to the court in the Bronx captured Nash attempting to rape Mrs Diallo before her husband entered and chased the attacker into the building’s lift, where he administered the fatal beating.

However, a letter sent to the court by Nash’s relatives asked for the charges against Mr Diallo to be dropped, stating that the family did not want to see him go to prison for defending his wife.

Man mistaken for child molester yells during fatal beating, ‘I have kids. It’s not me’

9-22-2016 Georgia:

While being beaten to death, mistaken for a man his alleged attackers believed had molested a young girl, Sylvester Harden Jr. screamed, “I didn’t do this. I have kids. It’s not me,” a Bibb County prosecutor said at a Thursday hearing.

Ceyunta Cater, one of three people charged with murder in Harden’s 2015 death, stood in a Bibb jail courtroom Thursday, asking a judge to lower his bond. In jail since Feb. 19, 2015, his bond had been set at $275,000.

His attorney, John Carter, said the case has been postponed from the trial calendar because he and the prosecutor assigned to the case have been “diligently working, trying to resolve” it.

Authorities have said an 11-year-old girl called family members Feb. 19, 2015, saying 30-year-old Levi Moss had showed her a pornographic video on his cellphone and molested her.

The girl’s grandmother and other family reached out to relatives in Macon, trying to find someone to go get the child.