Sterling was killed during an altercation with Baton Rouge, La., police officers early Tuesday morning. Sterling was a convicted felon, which would have barred him from legally carrying a gun, according to court records. Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke at the prayer vigil, which was attended by hundreds of people, reports NPR's Caitlin Dickerson. In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Louisiana Gov.
Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez but did not give his race; city police reports identified him as a member of the National Latino Police Officers Association. Anderson said they learned about the Facebook comment at 3 p.m. Thursday and then questioned Venable, who said he was being sarcastic. "I have confidence in the men and women working to protect the people of this city, their moral ethic, the skills they possess, and their ability to make appropriate decisions in hard ...
In Philadelphia, Clinton cited "clear evidence that African Americans are much more likely to be killed in police incidents than any other group of Americans". Videos of the incidents went viral on social media, sparking outrage at the latest killing of Black civilians by US police officers. Donald Trump's campaign chair in Virginia said Democrats who label police as racist are encouraging attacks like the one in Dallas.
Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. People we spoke with said it's a good start. Trump ended his brief video remarks by calling for "prayers, love, unity and leadership". It was not immediately clear whether the police had found the person they were seeking. But she quickly took note of the two black men who were shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana and whose deaths sparked the peaceful protest in Dallas where the officers were gunned down.
In his initial comments on racial bias in policing, Obama proved to be grimly attuned to the potential for violence directed at police and criticism that the protesters were hostile toward law enforcement. Last night, at least five police officers were shot and killed, and several more were injured - along with two civilians - as they sought to protect a peaceful protest in Dallas , Texas.
This item has been corrected to delete a reference to the officer having been shot three times. The attack in Tennessee occurred hours before the killing of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night during a protest. The Wall Street Journal is reporting law officials believe the Tennessee shooting may have been motivated by recent incidents involving police and black people, but local police are hesitant to make that connection.