The ACLU of Minnesota is calling for 'an immediate, transparent and independent investigation by an outside agency,' as well as the release of any police body-cam footage.
The 20-year-old Minneapolis resident died after an officer opened fire during a traffic stop.
19mProtests have erupted in Minneapolis following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just a few suburbs away from whereGeorge Floydwas also killed during an arrest last year.Wright was pulled over by police on Sunday afternoon around 2PM, reportedly because he was hanging air fresheners on his rearview mirror. According to his parents, who owned the vehicle Wright was driving, their son was en route to a car wash at the time.
During the traffic stop, officersdiscovered a warrant out for Wright's arrest. When the young man attempted to get back into his car, an officer fired at him. Wright then drove away after being shot, colliding with another vehicle and dying at the scene. His girlfriend, a passenger in the vehicle, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police killed Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center Sunday afternoon. Yet another Black lif… https://t.co/6JvLdTz2iM— ACLU of Minnesota (@ACLU of Minnesota)1618197966.0Now, many are understandably calling for clarity as to why officers felt the need to use lethal force against Wright. Minnesota's national guard was deployed last night against crowds who gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minneapolis. Protesters were attacked with tear gas and rubber bullets. headtopics.com
The ACLU of Minnesota is calling for"an immediate, transparent and independent investigation by an outside agency," as well as the release of any police body-cam footage. It's also demanding the names of officers involved, and calling attention to the racist practice of pulling over Black drivers under the pretense of reprimanding them for dangling air fresheners on mirrors.
Tense scene at the intersection of 63rd and Lee Ave N in Brooklyn Center. A crowd is shouting at the press and poli… https://t.co/XLLVPN9zUh— Kim Hyatt (@Kim Hyatt)1618179486.0"All he did was have air fresheners in the car and they told him to get out of the car," Wright's mom, who arrived on the scene to find her son's body lying on the ground covered in a white sheet, told
."He got out of the car and his girlfriend said they shot him. He got back in the car and drove away and crashed — and now he's dead on the ground." Read more: PAPER Magazine »
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Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright Reportedly Resigns Along With Police ChiefWright was shot just miles from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who's charged with murdering George Floyd in May 2020. It’s only right she resigns!! It’s definitely a complicated situation; she allegedly made a mistake, a mistakes that took away a life! prayerup 🙏🏾 😢
Officer Kim Potter, Cop Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright ResignsThe Brooklyn Center cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright resigns from her post. I wish you and others would (also) focus on preventing the next 'gun/gun taser' mistake. (Call it) DauntesLaw BanGunTasers No pistol grips No pistol triggers Must be cylindrical Must be thumb activated wow
Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center Police Chief ResignThe Brooklyn Center police chief and the officer who killed Daunte Wright during a car stop Sunday both resigned, after a second night of unrest gripped the Minneapolis suburb.
Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, police chief have resigned in Brooklyn Center, MinnesotaBREAKING: Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, resigns, officials announce. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigns, mayor says. What a joke.... resigning! The place of murderers is custody, then prosecution. Now they need to prosecute her.
Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, police chief resignThe pressure built Tuesday to fire the suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed a 20-year-old Black man during an altercation after a traffic stop, a... I would have too. When I was in the military and was tasked with watching over people who were on restrictions I would never try to stop them from running. You have his name and address...just meet him there.
Police chief and officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright have both resigned, Brooklyn Center mayor saysOfficer Kim Potter and police Chief Tim Gannon resigned Tuesday after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center.