Officer drops appeal of suspension in black man's shooting

Louisiana: Police officer drops appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man, Alton Sterling, whose 2016 shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A police officer is dropping his appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man whose shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge in 2016.

News outlets report attorney Kyle Kershaw announced Thursday morning that client Howie Lake II was withdrawing his appeal with a civil service board. Kershaw told The Advocate continuing to appeal wasn't worth it because the discipline was relatively minor.

Paul reversed Salamoni's termination last month, letting him resign instead.