Family of Alton Sterling denounces Dallas police attack

The family of Alton Sterling says they reject the killings of police officers in Dallas, Texas overnight.

The following statement is made on behalf of Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Alton Sterling's son Cameron Sterling, by her attorneys L. Chris Stewart and Justin Bamberg:

'We wholeheartedly reject the reprehensible acts of violence that were perpetrated against members of the Dallas Police Department.

Our hearts break for the families of the officers who were lost as they protected protesters and residents alike during a rally.

Regardless of how angry or upset people may be, resorting to this kind of sickening violence should never happen and simply cannot be tolerated.

Members of law enforcement have a very difficult job and the vast majority conduct themselves honorably as they protect and serve our communities.

We maintain that officers who violate the public trust and their training should be held accountable through our country's justice system.

Responding to violence with violence is not the answer.'

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