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SCRANTON, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing the below statement following the shootings in Dallas:

“Today our nation is in mourning following last night’s horrific shooting in Dallas that took the lives of 5 police officers and injured 9 others. Although more information on these shootings is forthcoming, it is clear that this was a planned and cowardly ambush specifically directed at law enforcement officers who take risks every day to keep our streets safe.

It has been a week of pain and sorrow for our nation. The deaths in Dallas came on the heels of shooting incidents involving police in Louisiana and Minnesota that once again raised questions about the appropriate use of force in our policing and criminal justice system.

As we offer prayers and condolences for the families of all of the victims, we must, as one nation, commit to addressing these challenges.”


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