WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday condemned the “cowardly” shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, calling the attack “inexcusable and repugnant.” The officers were shot early Thursday morning just as protests were winding down at the Ferguson Police Department following the resignation of the city’s police chief. Last week, Holder’s Justice Department issued a scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department as part of a civil rights investigation launched into the city’s practices following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in August. Holder said Thursday’s shooting was a “senseless” act of violence which, along with other shootings of law enforcement agents, …

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday condemned the “cowardly” shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, calling the attack “inexcusable and repugnant.”

The officers were shot early Thursday morning just as protests were winding down at the Ferguson Police Department following the resignation of the city’s police chief.

Last week, Holder’s Justice Department issued a scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department as part of a civil rights investigation launched into the city’s practices following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in August. Holder said Thursday’s shooting was a “senseless” act of violence which, along with other shootings of law enforcement agents, could “threaten the very reforms that nonviolent protesters in Ferguson and around the country have been working towards for the past several months.”

Holder wished the officers “a full and speedy recovery” and said the Justice Department would offer to help with the investigation.

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Eric Holder Condemns ‘Heinous’ Shooting Of Police Officers In Ferguson