LULAC Condemns the Shooting of Eleven Police Officers in Dallas
July 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino organization, condemned the shooting of eleven officers in downtown Dallas, Texas this evening at the end of a protest rally near the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. The horrific shooting claimed the lives of 5 officers while several others are in critical condition.
“Our members are outraged by this horrific act of violence against Dallas law enforcement officers who we depend upon to defend our communities,” stated LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and their families.”
A number of LULAC members were participating in the peaceful protest which took place before the shooting.
“Our members are heartbroken by this devastating crime,” stated President Rocha. “We pray for the lives of the 6 surviving officers who were shot and hope that those responsible are caught and brought to justice as soon as possible.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.