Gillespie called the last three days of violence “complete sadness,” but said the country can move forward. She called the road to healing “a long and painful process.”
Before the suspect was killed in Dallas, he told police he was "upset about Black Lives Matter, he was upset about the recent police shootings, he was upset at white people," said Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown. "The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers."
When Gillespie learned the alleged snipers were targeting white Dallas police officers, she was shocked the motive was determined and released so quickly.
“That’s a tragedy no matter the motivation,” she said. “I hesitate to assign blame until the investigation is over.”
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