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Year After Deadly Officer Shooting, Baton Rouge Agencies Still Recovering

By Leischen Stelter

One year ago, following unrest over the officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling, three Baton Rouge officers were killed in an ambush shooting. The incident continues to weigh on current officers and the law enforcement agencies involved are still dealing with the aftermath. Read on to learn more about the lasting trauma and lessons learned.

Strong Community Relations Among the Lessons of Ferguson

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

As tension and violence continued to escalate this past weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, there remains intense scrutiny about the response by police. Some vocal critics, like Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, accuse the department of being heavy-handed by using tear gas and other crowd disbursement techniques on peaceful protestors.