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The latest on the police shooting of Daunte Wright

The latest on the police shooting of Daunte Wright”

The police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb - a short drive from the courthouse where a former Minneapolis police officer is on trial, accused of murdering George Floyd - further devastated a community already facing persistent headlines about police brutality.

Fresh protests broke out Monday night in Minneapolis despite a curfew implemented after a police officer fatally shot a young black man when she appeared to confuse her handgun with her taser, fueling tensions in a United States city already on edge because of the George Floyd murder trial.

Kim Potter shot Daunte Wright on Sunday, on the outskirts of the same city where George Floyd was killed previous year.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave - meaning she is paid while investigations take place.

President Joe Biden called for a "full-blown investigation" into Wright's death and urged that protests in Minnesota be peaceful. As Daunte Wright got back into his vehicle while police officers were trying to take him into custody, an officer discharged his weapon shooting Wright.

Another futile loss of life at the hands of law enforcement - an unfathomable explanation that an officer mixed up their firearm with their taser.

Mr Wright was stopped by police about 10 miles from where Mr Floyd died during an arrest in Minneapolis past year.

"We may not yet know all the facts, but we know that another man has died".

"There's no room for accidents", said one man. When another officer attempts to handcuff Wright, a second officer tells him he's being arrested on a warrant. I just shot him. What appears to be a woman's voice shouts, "Taser, Taser, Taser", before a gunshot was sacked. This officer has been on the force for 26 years.

Shock and grief about Wright's death swept across the nation Monday after Brooklyn Center officials held a press conference in which they showed body camera footage of the incident.

His brother, Dallas Bryant, told about a hundred people gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday evening that Wright sounded scared during the phone call, and questioned how the officer could accidentally reach for a gun instead of a Taser.

Outside the police department headquarters on Monday, state troopers, local police and National Guardsmen lined up wearing helmets and face shields, holding batons. In 2000, more than 70 per cent of the city was white.

People drove by honking support at the handful of protesters across the street, or yelling toward the officers.

"I am a mother", activist Nelima Sitati Munene said.

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"I lost my son". I don't know if my son is exempt from that treatment.

Clarence McCrownsie, 19, was among the protesters who came to the Brooklyn Center police station before nightfall. Late Monday, Elliott tweeted that Boganey had been fired.

"I think we can watch the video and ascertain whether she will be returning", the chief said.

Chauvin and three other officers were fired the day after Floyd's death.

Angry protests gada for Brooklyn Center on Sunday night as news of Wright death begin spread.

"The question is: Was it an accident?"

Biden then stressed that there is "absolutely no justification" for violence in protest or otherwise.

"Our hearts are aching right now. But it will not justify violence".

"I believe say di officer bin mean to use Taser but shoot am wit a single bullet", na wetin Chief Gannon tok e add say "Nothing wey I tok to fit lessen dis pain". "If you're right-handed, your gun is on your right hip". I'll Tase you! Taser!

Wright's mother said her son called her as he was getting pulled over.

What is the reason for increasing tensions in Minneapolis? National Guard vehicles were deployed to a few major intersections. But this issue is not limited to Brooklyn Center.

It was also the first time a relative of Floyd offered testimony.

"We're going to do everything we can to ensure that justice is done and our communities are made whole", Elliott said. We recognise this couldn't have happened at a worse time. "But he - he was one of those people in the community that when they had church outside, people would attend church just because he was there". But he will make sure you have a snack or something to get in the morning. Ganguli, a special correspondent, reported from Brooklyn Center.



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