US election: Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting
Aug.17, Washington: Republican Donald Trump has said initial evidence suggests the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee was justified.
US Republican presidential candidate Trump further said: "We have to obey the laws or we don't have a country." The killing of Sylville Smith in a predominantly African-American part of the city on Saturday led to protests.
Speaking to the Fox News after visiting police in the city he said: "The gun was pointed at his [a police officer's] head supposedly ready to be fired." He later addressed a rally there.
A string of fatal police shootings have sparked demonstrations across the US.
Protesters said that the police are too ready to use lethal force against African Americans.
In the latest incident, Smith, 23, was stopped by police and then fled.
Officials said he was shot because he was carrying an illegal handgun and had refused to drop it.
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