Owner Of Store Where Alton Sterling Was Killed Sues Baton Rouge Police Department
Abdullah Muflahi, owner of the Triple S Mart convenience store where Alton Sterling was killed last week, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Muflahi has continually and willingly recounted the events of the last night of Sterling's life since the haunting video of his death went viral last Wednesday (July 6). His account of that night features not only the injustices committed against Sterling, but also injustices committed against himself by scrambling police officers, as a lifeless Sterling lay on the concrete.
In the suit, Muflahi claims that officers locked him in a squad car for four hours while they confiscated his entire security system without a warrant or his consent. He also claims that he was not allowed to contact his family or his attorney while in custody.
The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the shooting and Hillar C. Moore, district attorney for East Baton Rouge, told CNN that consideration of state charges will only come after results of the federal investigation.