Brooklyn Center, Minnesota’s Most Diverse City, Is In The Spotlight After Shooting

Never has so much attention focused on these quiet, leafy eight square miles along the Mississippi River. Brooklyn Center, Minn., a small inner-ring suburb of modest postwar houses and apartment buildings, is the latest community to feel the heat of the national spotlight in the days since the death of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black… Continue reading Brooklyn Center, Minnesota’s Most Diverse City, Is In The Spotlight After Shooting

‘I Never Imagined This’: Daunte Wright’s Family Calls For Accountability

In their first public press conference, the family of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., expressed grief and anger, called for accountability, and questioned why police felt the need to use any force on their son. Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother, recounted the phone call she had… Continue reading ‘I Never Imagined This’: Daunte Wright’s Family Calls For Accountability

Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright With ‘Accidental Discharge’ Is Identified

Officials in Brooklyn Center, Minn., called the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, the result of an “accidental discharge” of a gun by a police officer. At a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon played body camera footage of the shooting, saying the circumstances of the shooting demanded transparency.… Continue reading Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright With ‘Accidental Discharge’ Is Identified