Police across US on high alert after Baton Rouge shooting

Police in major cities across the US are on high alert after three police officers were fatally shot and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.

In New York City, America’s largest city, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced on Monday that all officers should patrol in pairs until further notice.

“There are to be no solo foot posts citywide,” the NYPD message said. “All uniform members of service shall arrive and remain on post together. All meals and personal breaks will also be taken in pairs.”

“If the assigned post is considered integral to your command operations and you feel it should not be left unmanned during meal breaks, have that post back-filled. Police Officers on patrol should maintain a heightened level of awareness,” the message said.

Police in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts, were also ordered to patrol in pairs.

In Los Angeles, California, the police chief has ordered security…

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