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Chief: Detroit police on alert after Dallas officers killed

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Detroit's police chief says his officers are on high alert following the deadly attack on police in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men.

Chief James Craig says Friday that Detroit officers have been told: "Be diligent and rely on your training." He says the department is "in a higher state of alertness."

Craig says he's angry after the Dallas shootings. He says: "The attack in Dallas is an attack on all law enforcement. Every police department in America was attacked last night. Some people want to dance around it, but let's call this what it is: terrorism. Urban terrorism.

“Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz tells The Detroit News that the shootings were the culmination of months of "anti-police rhetoric."

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