WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today issued the following statement on last night's attacks on police officers in St. Paul:

"Last night 21 St. Paul police officers were injured. As I said earlier today after speaking at Pilgrim Baptist Church, this is completely unacceptable. There have been many peaceful protests over the last few days in the wake of Philando Castile's death. That is a crucial part of our democracy and a way to bring about change. The actions on Highway 94 were far from a peaceful protest. I have called for a thorough investigation of Castile's death and continue to believe we need reforms to our criminal justice system. But I hope all Minnesotans will unify behind one simple principle: We cannot achieve justice through injustice."