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

Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be in a different city but still in an all-too-familiar place when he leads the nation in honoring more lives cut short by gun violence, this time five white police officers slain by a black man who said he wanted revenge for the killings of blacks by police.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press