Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II were the two officers involved in Tuesday's shooting of Alton Sterling, the city's police chief said Wednesday.
Salamoni is a four-year veteran of the department. Lake is a three-year veteran of the force. Both officers, who work in the uniform patrol division, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning.
There is police body camera footage of the shooting of Alton Sterling -- even though the cameras were dislodged -- Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunham told reporters on Wednesday.
"That footage may not be as good as we hoped for. During the altercation, the body cameras did become dislodged, but they did stay on and active and recording at this time," Dunham said. Dunham's comments came as he, the city's mayor and the city's police chief spoke at a news conference about the case. Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. urged residents to be peaceful if they protest the death of Sterling, 37.
"We ask for your voluntary compliance to our laws and peaceful assembly with any gatherings that may be planned," Dabadie said. "We encourage you to plan and protest ... we don't have any problems with that. We just ask you to do it peacefully, and that no one gets hurt. Dabadie said his department has turned over the investigation to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI.