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How five videos captured the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge police shot Alton Sterling to death on July 5, 2016, outside a convenience store. Two bystander videos were released not long after the shooting. On Friday, police released the body cam videos from officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II and security video from the store. Some things described in this story have been edited out of the videos CNN is using.

Officers in Alton Sterling case await word on discipline

Two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling are expected to learn soon whether they'll face discipline by their department as police prepare to release four more videos recorded the night of the shooting.

White House: Police shootings of black men 'a local matter'

President Donald Trump has encouraged police officers to be rougher on suspects they arrest. He has deployed federal authorities to stem gun violence in Chicago. And he has repeatedly called for police nationwide to implement tough-on-crime policies.

Alton Sterling's children sue Baton Rouge police over his death

Alton Sterling's five children have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming their father's fatal shooting last year by a Baton Rouge police officer violated his civil rights and fits a pattern of excessive force and racism within the police department's ranks.