RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Lawmakers from Virginia called for communities to come together following officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota this week and the slaying of five officers in Dallas on Thursday night.
"This is not a time for divisive and incendiary rhetoric," said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. "It is a time for thoughtful and courageous action to reduce violence, build trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and make these events as rare as they are tragic."
Read McAuliffe and other full statements below:
Gov. Terry McAuliffe:
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam:
State Attorney General Mark Herring
Statement from House Speaker Bill Howell
Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine
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