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Louisiana / Shooting of Police / Republican Convention #1101057

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 2016
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(Cleveland: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Gabe Gutierrez) The murder by ambush of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by a shooter at a gas station featured; scenes shown with police audio played, [Voice of eyewitness Brady VANCEL†, police SPOKESMAN - describe what happened.] [Louisiana state police Col. Mike EDMONSON†, police SPOKESMAN - sum up what happened.] The shooting of the lone gunman discussed.

(Cleveland: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Brian Ross) The identification of the shooter as Gavin Long & prior alerts about a threat against city police reviewed; police radio audio played. [Counterterrorism analyst John COHEN†- says the environment is dangerous for police.]

(Cleveland: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Pierre Thomas) The security situation in Cleveland for the Republican convention after the shootings in Baton Rouge & in Dallas examined; scenes shown from the streets of the police presence. [In town hall, President OBAMA - talks about the police.] [On the street, armed, MAN - says don't carry.] The issue of "open carry" in Ohio discussed.

(Cleveland: David Muir) A statement from President Obama introduced. [OBAMA - says nothing justifies violence against police.]

(Cleveland: David Muir, Jonathan Karl) The concerns about a trend of hunting police officers at a time of two divisive presidential candidates discussed.

(Cleveland: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Tom Llamas) The messages from Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton following the shooting of police in Baton Rouge & his vice presidential choice examined; Trump Tweets & Clinton statement about Baton Rouge quoted. [TRUMP - says one of the reasons he chose Governor Mike Pence is party unity.] [On "60 Minutes," PENCE, TRUMP - offer views.] Tomorrow's tone after Baton Rouge with Melania Trump & former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaking at the convention discussed.

(Cleveland: David Muir) ABC News convention coverage announced.

Muir, David;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre;
Jonathan, David Muir,;
Llamas, Tom

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