President Obama today called New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton to express condolences for two police officers killed in Brooklyn and to offer assistance.
From a statement by White House spokesperson Eric Schultz:
In their conversation, the President reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal – prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen. The President told Commissioner Bratton that his staff would continue to monitor the situation in New York, and that Administration officials would be working with leaders across the country to echo the same message. The President also offered the Commissioner his full support for any possible assistance in the days and weeks ahead.