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FBI Special Agent talks about protection for lawmen and civil rights

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In the wake of five Dallas policemen gunned down on the job and officer involved shootings, demonstrations and investigations continue in many cities nationwide.  

Funerals will be held this week for three of the police officers who were fatally shot during a downtown protest march in Dallas. 

Monday we had an opportunity to talk with the Special Agent in Charge of the Jackson field office for the FBI. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation would be the lead agency on any officer involved shooting events in Mississippi. 

The Jackson Special Agent in Charge, Don Alway, said emotions are running high. Part of the FBI's role is to maintain open dialogue with the community, while coming to the aid of lawmen as well.

"Really, to make sure that we have those relationships, to have those candid, robust communications with community leaders on what is important," said Alway. "To make sure that as we enforce the law, to make sure we are safe and make sure the civil rights of all citizens are protected."

Alway said it is very troubling to think those the law enforcement officers were targeted in Dallas. He added that lawmen in Mississippi continue to come in everyday, put on their uniforms and work on everyone's  behalf.  

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