DC officers patrolling in pairs after Dallas shootings

AP News
Posted: Jul 08, 2016 9:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, the police chief in the nation's capital says officers are patrolling in pairs.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference Friday morning that officers are shaken by the events in Dallas, but they have to carry on their mission. She says officers doubled up starting on the midnight shift and they'll stay that way until further notice. Lanier says the police department also has increased security around buildings and lots.

Lanier says officers were out with peaceful protesters until 11:30 p.m. Thursday and six protests are planned over the weekend. She says the department will keep an eye on those protests as it always does.