In an exclusive interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” President Barack Obama comments on the recent police-involved shootings and the subsequent protests nationwide.
This week, the high-profile killings of Tulsa, Oklahoma man Terence Crutcher, 40, and 43-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina man Keith Scott have dominated the news cycle.
On Sept. 16, Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby killed Crutcher after his SUV stalled on a north Tulsa road.
In the case of Scott, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police entered a University City apartment complex and shot Scott while looking for someone with outstanding warrants.
Obama tells Robin Roberts at D.C.’s National Museum of African American History and Culture that there are good and bad protests.
“… The overwhelming majority of people who have been concerned about police-community relations [are] doing it the right way,” he tells Roberts. “Every once in a while, you see folks doing it the wrong way. Looting, breaking glass — those things are not going to advance the cause … In Charlotte, my hope is that in the days to come people in the community pull together …”