By Katie Reilly
July 8, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday called the Dallas police shooting an “unfathomable tragedy” in a “week of profound grief and heartbreaking loss.”

“After the events of this week, Americans across our country are feeling a sense of helplessness, of uncertainty and of fear,” she said. “These feelings are understandable and they are justified. But the answer must not be violence. The answer is never violence. Rather, the answer, our answer, all our answer must be action. Calm, peaceful, collaborative and determined action.”

Here are her complete remarks from the press conference in Washington, D.C.:

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