Dallas Police Used Bomb Robot To Kill Sniper

At the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., Kim Hernandez welled with tears Friday as she took stock of the week. Bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics were also found, according to police.

"I believe I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events and we are united with the people and police department in Dallas", he said.

Hundreds of miles away, more protesters marched outside the convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was fatally shot while police tackled him in a parking lot Tuesday.

Restaurant owner Marguerite Gordon, who lost a 16-year-old child to street violence in 2009, was among those who sprawled on the plaza in front of the police department.

Snipers killed four officers in downtown Dallas during protests against the fatal shootings of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Police Chief David Brown showed a photograph of a black man dressed in camouflage whom he said witnesses reported was involved in the shootings.

Police say 32-year-old Philando Castile of nearby St. Paul was killed after a policeman pulled over his vehicle.

The gunman was said to be targeting police, upset about Black Lives Matter and those two shootings back to back.

It started Tuesday, with a familiar scene: A black man, on the ground, shot by police, with the incident captured on cellphone video.

Below is a timeline chronicling the media's response to the Dallas ambush, in which five officers were killed and seven other people, including two civilians, were wounded.

The Dallas Police Department is known to be at the forefront of those efforts.

Brand new badges handed out to more than a dozen police officers Friday, graduating from the Detroit Police Academy not even 24 hours after five officers are killed in Dallas, Texas.

Police Chief Brown said that a "female who was in the same area" had been taken into custody.

The killings marked the deadliest day for USA law enforcement officers since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which tracks on-duty deaths. "Sick and exhausted of praying over those killed by gun violence".

Barber met with reporters in Raleigh for what had been planned the day before as a session to address the shootings in Baton Rouge, La., that killed Alton Sterling and in St. Paul, Minn., where Philandro Castile was shot after a traffic stop with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter in the auto.

"I feel sorry for what happened to the police officers in Dallas", said Darrill King.

Police cars on Main Street in Dallas following the sniper shooting during a protest on Thursday. We care so much about people protesting, and I think it's their rights.

Black Lives Matter organizers condemned the violence in Dallas, and police haven't given any indication that the shooter had anything to do with the group.

"All of the indicators are good", Hosko added.

They say they're just trying to be a part of a positive change, not just for Detroit but for the nation. "That's what we are paid for and what the community expects", he said. "You do that by building relationships". The black Mercedes was subsequently stopped and both its occupants are being questioned, police said.

"That's a bit different than the community and police department working together, solving crimes together, working through strategies on quality of life issues, and then having someone from that community do this", Serpas told The Daily Signal.

Still, Serpas and the other law enforcement experts acknowledge that it will be hard for officers to carry on with their duty during demonstrations that will inevitably happen in the future.

This, in fact, wasn't the first time a police robot was rigged to do something it wasn't originally created to do - say, instead of defusing a bomb, to deliver a flash or smoke grenade to incapacitate a suspect, experts say.

Related news