Sharpton: Dallas killings despicable, prosecute ‘bad’ cops

Posted: 2:00 PM, Jul 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-09 13:56:37-04

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton has called the killings of five police officers in Dallas a “horrific, despicable” act.

But he argues that bad police officers need to be prosecuted in the deaths of innocent people.

Sharpton spoke during his weekly address Saturday to over 200 people at the National Action Network’s “House of Justice,” in Harlem.

He said the killings of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, as well as the Dallas shootings, have put the nation at a “tipping point.”

He complained officers have not been prosecuted in the deaths of innocent people.

He said rather than being “anti-police,” he wants to stop killings by “bad police.”

He was joined by Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold in 2014.