- Cedric L. Alexander: police officers are members of communities they are sworn to protect
- No matter the motivation, we are all targets when police officers are attacked, he says
Cedric L. Alexander is a CNN law enforcement analyst and director of public safety at the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia. He is a former national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)This morning, two Baton Rouge police officers and one East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At least three other officers were shot and wounded.