July 2016: Police Shooting in Baton Rouge Triggers Federal Investigation

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of july 2016.

1. No Charges Filed for Hillary Clinton 2. Police Shooting in Baton Rouge 3. Police Shooting in Minnesota 4. Protest Turns Deadly in Dallas 5. Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq 6. Trump Picks Pence 7. Police Officers Targeted in Baton Rouge 8. Producer Garry Marshall Dies 9. Roger Ailes Steps Down 10. Another Nightclub Shooting in Florida 11. Hillary Clinton Makes History 12. Verizon Buys Yahoo 13. Jimmy Walker Wins PGA
Police Shooting in Baton Rouge Triggers Federal Investigation
Image of protestors holding All Lives Matter shirt in Baton Rouge
On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling, a black man, is fatally shot by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The incident, caught on video, triggers an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department the very next day. Governor John Bel Edwards and other officials are asking the city to remain patient and calm as the investigation takes place; they are hoping to avoid further racial violence amidst a tense national atmosphere.
Photo source: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
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