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Louisiana Leaders Placed in Spotlight

July 18,2016 05:18

The police chief is one of three public figures who have been thrust into the spotlight by the latest attack on the nation's police officers, amid escalating tensions over police shootings of black suspects around the country. The other two are East ...

In the days after racial tensions soared following the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La., earlier this month, the city’s police chief, Carl Dabadie Jr., had worked behind the scenes with other community leaders to keep the peace. But after six police officers were gunned down Sunday, including three fatally, the white chief broke down over the phone to a black Baton Rouge councilwoman he had...

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