On Saturday CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield said the gunman behind the Dallas police department shooting was “courageous and brave” for shooting up the police headquarters.
On Sunday Fredricka Whitfield made an on-air apology for her outrageous comments.
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CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield issued an apology Sunday for calling the gunman accused of opening fire at the Dallas police headquarters “courageous and brave.”
“Yesterday during a segment on the Dallas police department attack, I used the words ‘courageous and brave,’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke and in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave,” Whitfield said.
The gunman, later identified as James Boulware, ambushed Dallas police headquarters on Saturday morning, police said.
The Dallas P.D. says he planted pipe bombs outside police headquarters and opened fire on the building from his parked van before being shot and killed by a police sniper.
According to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the suspect blamed police for having lost custody of his son and for “accusing him of being a terrorist.”