Following the shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday, President President Barack Obama addressed the nation in a written statement saying the shooting was “the work of cowards who speak for no one.”
Hours later at the White House, the President had more remarks about the fatal shootings:
“The death of these three brave officers underscores the danger that police across the country confront every single day,” Obama said. “We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Attacks on police are an attack on all of us and the rule of law that makes society possible.”
Obama said he had spoken with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden to offer them the support of the federal government and to reiterate support for law enforcement, according to NBC News.