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Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaks following Dallas shootings

Posted: 10:31 AM, Jul 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-08 18:22:07-04
LIVE: DPD to speak about Dallas shootings

Detroit Police Chief James Craig spoke to the media on Friday following the shooting and killing of Dallas police officers during a protest on Thursday night.

"Anytime there's an attack on law enforcement anywhere, it's an attack on all of us," Craig said.

We spoke with Craig at the graduation of a new class of Detroit police rookie officers. They are they're families also spoke about the situation in Dallas.

Five Dallas police officers were killed by snipers late Thursday night during a protest against police violence. The attack also injured seven other officers and two civilians.

Craig called the attack on Dallas an attack on all major cities, but reminded Detroit residents that the Detroit Police Department is always in a constant state of preparedness.

A protest is scheduled in Detroit on Friday night, and Craig said they will embrace those who want to peacefully protest.

"If you want to protest, please do," Craig said. "We support freedom of speech, we support lawful protest. We do not support acts of criminality."

As for how Craig would like officers to deal with certain situations, he said he doesn't want DPD officers to overreact, but definitely doesn't want them to under-react either.