Obama attends meetings with law enforcement at White House
US President Barack Obama today attended a White House meeting of law enforcement officials in the aftermath of the tragic shooting incident in which five police officials were killed.
Washington: US President Barack Obama today attended a White House meeting of law enforcement officials in the aftermath of the tragic shooting incident in which five police officials were killed.
"This was a meeting that the Vice President convened with leaders and law-enforcement to talk about of course the tragedy that occurred just a few days ago in Dallas, but to talk about the challenging job that police officers across the country have," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference.
During the meeting, Obama had opportunity to meet with law enforcement leaders on a number of occasions, and he's quite interested in making sure that, that dialogue continues, Earnest asserted.
On Tuesday Obama is travelling to Dallas to attend and speak at a memorial service for the five police officers who were killed there last week.
"President Obama will speak there. He will be joined on the trip by the first lady, Mrs Obama, and Vice President Biden will also be attending the service, and he will be joined by his wife Dr Jill Biden," he said.
The former President George W Bush will also be there.
After coming back from Dallas, on Wednesday Obama will convene another meeting here at the White House.
That will include not only law enforcement officials, but also include activists, academics, civil rights leaders, local political leaders from across the country to further the dialogue and the identification of specific solutions to repairing the bonds of trust that have frayed in so many communities between law enforcement officials and the citizens that they have sworn to serve and protect, Earnest said.