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Alton Sterling's autopsy report sealed by federal judge

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A federal judge has ordered authorities not to release the results of Alton Sterling's autopsy report, a Louisiana coroner told ABC News Tuesday. 

Easton Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark also said he was prohibited from releasing a copy of the judge's order sealing the results of the autopsy report. 

Clark told ABC News this was the first time since he became the parish's coroner in 2012 that court order has sealed results from his office. 

Last month Clark revealed that Sterling died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, but he hasn't released any further details. 

Baton Rouge Police Fatal Shooting of Alton Sterling

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The Justice Department is still investigating Sterling's death. 


Sterling, 37, was shot and killed by two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. 

The two officers, later identified as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, got into a scuffle with Sterling after an anonymous caller reported that a man selling CDs outside a convenience store had threatened the caller. 

When Sterling didn't comply to the officers' orders, they used a stun gun. According to a report, officers saw the butt of a gun in Sterling's pocket and shot him as he allegedly began to reach for it. 


The two officers involved in the shooting are still on administrative leave. 


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Alton Sterling's autopsy report sealed by federal judge

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