RELEASE: FORD STATEMENT ON DALLAS, BATON ROUGE, AND MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8, 2016

 

FORD STATEMENT ON DALLAS, BATON ROUGE, AND MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTINGS

LAS VEGAS - Today, Nevada Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minneapolis: 

“This week has been marked by horrific violence that has shocked millions of people across this country. Sadly, we are again mourning the loss of two African-American men killed in officer-involved shootings. While we cannot make a final judgment until we know all the facts, it is clear that we must continue our efforts to improve interactions between police officers and the communities they serve.” 

“We also mourn the loss of the Dallas police officers who were murdered last night. Policing is one of our nation’s most difficult jobs, and the Dallas Police Department has lead by positive example. The department is known as a national leader in improving police-community relations through trust and respect. Rather than diminish our efforts, these shootings should strengthen our resolve to build bridges between law enforcement and those communities that feel isolated or left out.” 

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