Gov. Phil Bryant posted this on Facebook regarding Jackson city councilman Stokes’ comments towards inciting violence against area law enforcement:

Below is my full statement regarding Jackson city councilman Kenneth Stokes’ remarks about law enforcement officers.

“Mr. Stokes’ remarks are reprehensible, particularly with the attacks we have seen against our men and women in law enforcement. I condemn any such remarks in the strongest possible manner. This is nothing short of an outright assault upon all who wear the badge. I will be asking Attorney General Jim Hood to investigate whether Mr. Stokes’ remarks represent criminal threats against law enforcement officers.”