Family of man killed by La. police denounces violence in Dallas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The mother of one of Alton Sterling's children has denounced the killings of five police officers in Dallas during a protest over police shootings, including the one that killed Sterling in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
A statement issued Friday by Quinyetta McMillon's attorneys says "responding to violence with violence is not the answer."
'We wholeheartedly reject the reprehensible acts of violence that were perpetrated against members of the Dallas Police Department," the statement says. "Our hearts break for the families of the officers who were lost as they protected protesters and residents alike during a rally."
McMillon and her 15-year-old son, Cameron Sterling, appeared at a rally outside Baton Rouge's City Hall after 37-year-old Alton Sterling was fatally shot during a struggle with two police officers outside a convenience store. Sterling was black; both officers are white.