Hilary Clinton met with Philando Castile’s family Monday, calling them “courageous,” according to NBC News.
The presidential hopeful spoke at the American Federation of Teachers convention in Minneapolis, telling the crowd she had met Castile’s mother, sister and two brothers. On July 6, Castile was fatally shot July 6 by police in nearby St. Paul.
“A lot of people are still in pain right here, including his courageous family, his coworkers and students at the St. Paul public schools, and our AFT brothers and sisters in the Twin Cities who knew him as a fellow educator who cared deeply about this community and its children,” Clinton said. “His death, his loss, is ours as well.”
Clinton also called for an end of the deaths involving police officers, adding that the United States has been “confronted with tragedy too many times recently.”
“We cannot let this madness continue,” the presidential hopeful said. “This violence cannot stand.”