Rev. Al Sharpton We Need Police

7/9/2016 7:00 AM PDT

Rev. Al Sharpton wants to make it clear ... he is NOT anti-cop.

We got Rev Al leaving NBC in NYC Friday, when he groused the Dallas killer set the anit-police brutality movement back significantly.

He also invoked the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., saying the movement has been hurt by Thursday night's massacre.