WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) issued the following statement following regarding police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
“Our condolences to the families impacted by today’s tragic shooting of police officers killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “While there are many unanswered questions regarding this incident, all people of sound mind and good conscience agree that violence threatens the fabric of our nation. We mourn with the residents of Baton Rouge who, within the last several days, have been faced with dual tragedies of monumental proportion.”
“We hope that the days that lie ahead provide opportunity for the residents of Baton Rouge and our nation to stand together in opposing violence and hate of any kind,” added Clarke.