Attorneys for the family of Alton Sterling have unveiled a report of a complaint from an EMS against then-Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni.
The complaint alleges that Salamoni prevented medical personnel from rendering aid at a shooting scene while the dying victim was left "shaking and gasping for air."
"Officer Salamoni was rude, demeaning, unprofessional and provoking," the paramedic's incident report reads, per The Advocate. "He displayed no regard for the human being lying dying in the roadway. Never have I felt so demoralized and treated with such contempt by anyone with BRPD."
The Sterling family's attorneys are now seeking damages on behalf of the children who survived him.
Last week, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul issued an apology to the city of Baton Rouge and the family of Alton Sterling after announcing that the officer who killed Sterling will not be returning to the department.
"Baton Rouge, we are sorry," he said. "I want to apologize to the family of Alton Sterling and his family because [Blane Salamoni] never should have been hired. Although we obviously cannot change the past, it is clear we need to change the future."
Salamoni faced no criminal charges over the killing.
"Baton Rouge, we are sorry," Paul said. "We're sorry for our failure not to discipline an officer who demonstrated unprofessional behavior and violated our code of conduct consistently, escalating incidents. We're sorry, Baton Rouge."
The apology came after Salamoni was allowed to retract his firing and retroactively allowed to resign without compensation or back pay.