CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson released a statement on Friday after 12 officers were shot in Dallas, Thursday night. Five of those officers died.
“Our sympathy and condolences go out to the family and friends of those who were killed and injured in Dallas last night. No words can express the sorrow and pain the people of Dallas are experiencing. The City of Cleveland supports the City of Dallas as they grieve and seek to understand this act of violence.”
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect in last night’s deadly attack told negotiators that he acted alone and was unaffiliated with any group. Chief Brown added that the suspect also said he was upset about recent police shootings and wanted to kill white people, particularly white officers.
Brown said officers killed the suspect with a robot-delivered bomb after hours of negotiations failed. Although Brown said the suspect said he acted alone, it remains unclear if that was the case. He said earlier that three other suspects were in custody, but he later declined to discuss those detentions and said police still didn’t know if investigators had accounted for all participants in the attack. It began during a protest about the recent killings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.