Dallas police shooting: what we know

Two squad cars parked outside the Dallas Police Headquarters serve as memorials for victims of the sniper shootingFive police officers were killed and seven others wounded in a sniper-style attack by a black army veteran during a protest in Dallas against police brutality towards African-Americans. Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered Thursday in Dallas, Texas, a city of 1.2 million people, to protest over the fatal police shootings of two black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. The shootings revived an emotional debate over lethal use of force by police, and problems of alleged police racial bias targeting minorities, especially African-Americans.

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