In Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, protests continued for the third day following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Wright’s death provoked raw emotion in Brooklyn Center. For the third night, protests continued outside the police station. The crowd marching and holding signs and flags with the words “Black Lives Matter”. Several hundred people joined the protests.
Also reported about people throwing stones and other objects at the police building. The police used tear gas and a curfew was issued.
Daunte Wright was reportedly driving with his girlfriend Sunday April 11th when police stopped him in a Minneapolis suburb for an expired tag. The officers found out that he had an outstanding warrant and tried to handcuff him. Wright tried to get back into the car, but the officer shot him. Police Chief Tim Gannon said that the officer mistook her pistol for a Taser.
The officer who killed Wright was identified as Officer Kim Potter. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, she will be placed in the Hennepin County Jail. She faces a prison term of 10 years and / or a fine of up to $ 20,000.
President Biden said that Wright’s death does not justify violence or looting.