Walgreens Cop Shooter’s Widow Apologizes For Saying He Should’ve Killed More Cops

July 16, 2014  |  

Yesterday, we told you that the Jersey City community was outraged after the widow of accused Walgreens cop shooter Lawrence Campbell, Angelique Campbell, told reporters that her husband should have killed more cops because of the way officers shot him down in the street “like a dog.” The grief-stricken widow is now offering an apology for her comments.

“I was very angry and upset,” Angelique told Daily Mail. “I’d just lost my husband and I’d heard certain things the officer’s family had apparently said. I shouldn’t have said what I did and my condolences go to his [Melvin Santiago] family.”

She went on to say that while she’s not excusing what her husband did, it hurts to see him being portrayed as a monster.

“I am not trying to excuse what La La did, but he was not in his right mind. He was not a monster.”

Angelique adds that Lawrence was struggling with a serious drug addiction after relapsing back in January.

“He was not in his right mind,” she continued. These last few weeks, I knew he was going the wrong way and that he was back on drugs. He was taking PCP. I was desperate to help him and to save his life. I was asking everyone for help.”

“I called him La La and the La La I knew was not a monster. This was not him, he was not in his right mind. I know the toxicology reports will show that he was under the influence of drugs.”

She then went on to describe Lawrence’s drug-related breakdowns.

“He had done wrong in the past, but he was not a violent person. But recently when he was high, he would have these episodes when he would act crazy and start twitching.”

“And he didn’t want to take his medication because it made him tired and lazy. He was OK when he was around his family, but when he was around his so-called friends he wasn’t.”

His episodes were so bad that Angelique says she didn’t see her husband much in the weeks leading up to his death.

“We hadn’t been seeing as much of each other in the few weeks before he died because he was in with the wrong people, but I heard on the night he died he was in the car with a friend of mine,” she said. “She told me La La was acting crazy and dancing in the car. He was getting on her nerves so much she had to make him get out.”


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