On Sunday, police shot and killed a 20-year-old black man on the outskirts of Minneapolis-only a few miles from Derek Chauvin’s place On trial Because George Freud was killed.
Police at the Brooklyn Center in Minnesota said in a statement statement At about 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the police stopped a driver who violated traffic rules and learned that he had an unexecuted arrest warrant. They began to arrest him, but “the driver got back into the car” and then a police officer shot him.
The police did not release the name of the victim, but Katie Wright recognized him As her son, 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
The shooting resulted Hundreds of people Gathered in front of the Brooklyn Central Police Department headquarters on Sunday night.Police shot Tear gas, Bullet, with Flash grenade In the protesters, if captured image with video Twitter comes from the scene.Subsequently, at around 11:30 in the evening, the police Declared the protest “illegal” According to Minnesota Public Broadcasting News, it threatened to arrest anyone who stayed.Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington claimed Monday morning About 20 companies were looted.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people gathered at the scene of Wright’s death.Police officer Arrived in riot gearAccording to Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jin Kaiyue.Some protesters smashed the police car windshield, A policeman shot a man with a rubber bullet, Hyatt Tweet.
According to a tweet from MPR News, Wright’s mother, Katie, said that when he was stopped by the police, her son was driving his new car for cleaning. Reporter Tim NelsonIn a video shared on Facebook Live, Katie Wright said that he was stopped because of the air freshener in the car. (In some states, it is illegal to hang air fresheners From the rearview mirror.)
The Brooklyn Center police did not disclose the specific “traffic violation” in the statement. The police officer involved was wearing a body camera, which the police believed was “activated in this incident.”
According to reports, Wright’s girlfriend was in the car at the time of the shooting. Brooklyn Center police said that a female passenger in the car was treated at a local hospital.
Wright is Daunte Jr.’s father.According to Star Tribune reporter Jin Kaiyue, she will turn 2 years old in July.
Wright’s death coincides with increasing tensions in Minneapolis and its surrounding areas, and the verdict on the death of George Floyd in May 2020 is about to be pronounced.Freud’s death triggered a Wave of protest Last year, police across the country responded to these protests. Use violence.
The police officer who killed Freud, Derek Chauvin, has been on trial for murder since early March.When the experiment started, the government building in Minneapolis was Surrounded by roadblocks and fences, The authorities convened thousands of police and National Guard members.
The National Guard is coming According to Tribune Star reporter Andy Mannix, the shooting took place at the Brooklyn Center on Monday morning after Sunday’s shooting.The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Harrington said that the state police are also Be deployed to the area, And state officials Consider curfew, According to Tim Nelson, a reporter for Minneapolis Public Radio.
The Criminal Arrest Bureau of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, a statewide agency that assists certain state and local police investigations, Tweet on Sunday Agents are heading to the Brooklyn Center to investigate the shooting.
Tim Waltz, Governor of Minnesota Tweet on Sunday He is “closely monitoring the situation in the Brooklyn Center” and “prays for Dante Wright’s family, because our state is mourning another life of a black man taken by law enforcement.”
Mike Elliott, Mayor of Brooklyn Center Tweet on Sunday The shooting was “tragic.” He asked the protesters to keep the peace and asked the police not to respond by force.
Brooklyn Center police did not respond to a request for comment.