Obama: Police Shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana Should Trouble Americans
FALCON HEIGHTS -- President Barack Obama says all fair-minded people in the U.S. should be concerned about the problem of frequent police shootings of black people.
Obama is speaking about the fatal police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. He says statistics show disparities about how African-Americans and Hispanics are treated by police.
He says America must say "we're better than this." He says it's not just a black or Hispanic issue.
Obama says when incidents like this occur, many Americans feel it's because they're not being treated the same. He says, "That hurts."
The president says he has respect for the vast majority of police officers.
Obama spoke from a hotel in Warsaw, Poland, just after arriving for a NATO summit.