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Clinton offers condolences for two Iowa police officers killed

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:17

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton calls the ambush-style slaying of two Iowa police officers ''horrifying'' and ''heart-breaking'' at a campaign stop in Las Vegas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton offered her condolences to the families of the two Iowa police officers shot and killed in separate ambush-style attacks early on Wednesday. "This is horrifying, heartbreaking, it is totally unacceptable," she told supporters at a rally in Las Vegas Nevada. "My thoughts and prayers are with the fallen officers and with their fellow officers." The suspect, Scott Michael Greene, has been taken into custody. Police said it was unclear what provoked the attacks. The shootings represented the latest attacks on police in the United States during a time of intense public debate over race and the criminal justice system in America. Clinton said that as president she would "bring the full weight of the law down on anyone who kills a police officer." The debate over race has been spurred by numerous high-profile killings of unarmed Africa-American males by police in recent years. Clinton said it was important to reform police departments so that they are respected in their communities. "I also believe that everyone is safer when the police respect the people they protect and when the people respect the police who serve them." Clinton is battling to hold off a late surge in the polls by her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as the two candidates make their final pleas for support ahead of Tuesday's election.

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Clinton offers condolences for two Iowa police officers killed

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:17