A South Carolina policeman who was filmed shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a traffic stop pleaded guilty on Tuesday to unlawful killing while performing official duties, which could bring up to life in prison
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sued the city of Baton Rouge and police officials Thursday, saying officers responded in a "militarized and aggressive manner" in arresting him and other people protesting a police shooting death.
President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the "love and empathy of public servants" like the ones who were targeted in recent days.
Friends and family of Jackson, 32, were mourning the 10-year veteran of the police force that relatives described as a "gentle giant" and a "protector"
Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson, who was killed on Sunday, had written a Facebook post expressing how difficult it was for him to be both a black man and a police officer.
Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers investigating a report of a man with an assault rifle were killed on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by the police in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.
At least three police officers were shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, officials said.
Criticism mounted on 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.
Racial tension following police violence against African-Americans continued ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Dallas, where five police officers were gunned down last week.
Sometimes, it takes one powerful image to tell a story a million words might fail to. The Baton Rouge photograph is a perfect example of that.
Louisiana police have shot and killed a black man selling CDs outside a convenience store, triggering protests over the latest in a string of cases of alleged police brutality against black suspects.