The American Civil Liberties Union and other Louisiana groups have filed a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department, alleging officers used excessive force and wrongful arrests to disperse crowds of protesters.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III says he's recusing himself from any state criminal investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man, at the hands of two white police officers. (July 11)
Highlights of this day in history: America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth's major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies. (July 11)
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said peaceful protests are the best way to honor the memory of the Dallas police officers, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. He warned that laws will be enforced if protesters do not act in a peaceful manner.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the broadway sensation 'Hamilton,' performed his final night in the title role on Saturday. It was also the final night for other members of the original cast, including Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr., Philli
A few hundred protesters have gathered at the Baton Rouge Police Department. The demonstrators gathered Saturday to protest the shooting death of a black man, Alton Sterling, by two white police officers at a convenience store parking lot. (July 9)