1 of 9
John Minchillo, Associated Press
Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers.

The statement released Saturday by the Parks & Crump law firm says Brown's family rejects "any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot be tolerated."

It calls on citizens to "work together to bring peace to our communities."

The brief statement concludes saying, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers' families during this incredibly difficult time."

A Missouri grand jury refused to indict the white officer who shot Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.