At least 5 officers have been shot in 2 different cities.
USAToday reports four police officers in St. Louis were recovering from gunshot wounds Tuesday while in Las Vegas one man was dead and an officer was surviving on life support following another night of sometimes violent protests across the nation.
The clashes took place hours after President Donald Trump announced he would send the U.S. military to cities if the violence continued and in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. There were peaceful demonstrations in Phoenix and Fort Worth, Texas, among other places, but contentious moments in Los Angeles, Chicago and elsewhere.
Trump was drawing scorn from some governors after accusing them of being “weak” for failing to quell the protests – and from a D.C. bishop who accused the president of “sanctioning” the use of tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a church yard.