Obama to visit Dallas next week as city mourns police

Chicago Police Sgt. Charmane Kielbasa places a note of support on the bronze medallion at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, Friday, July 8, 2016. Five law enforcement officers were killed in Dallas on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will cut short his European trip and visit Dallas early next week, as the city mourns five police officers killed by a sniper.

Obama had been scheduled to return to Washington on Monday. Instead, he will leave Spain on Sunday night after a meeting with that country’s interim prime minister and a visit with U.S. military personnel.

Obama is currently in Warsaw, Poland, for a NATO summit.

The White House says Obama will focus next week on efforts to support police officers while addressing “persistent racial disparities” in the criminal justice system.

Obama on Friday tried to channel Americans’ horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, decrying the fatal attack in Dallas as “despicable” and declaring there was no justification for the violence.
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