Police shooting strikes fear in city marked by its diversity

DALLAS (AP) — When the first shots rang out, Marcus Carter was standing on a downtown Dallas street corner. Beau Nazary was tending to customers in his family's Mediterranean restaurant. And Gillian Breidenbach was in her high-rise condo, her teenage son with friends somewhere below the gleaming city landscape shining through her windows.

  • Written by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

DALLAS (AP) — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose chief has been lauded across the country for taking bold steps to root out bad cops and repair relations with minorities.

  • Written by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press