Prosecutors behind Derek Chauvin murder conviction to lead case against cop who shot Daunte Wright

Prosecutors who secured former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction in George Floyd’s killing are taking over the case against Kim Potter, the ex-cop charged for fatally shooting Daunte Wright 10 miles away from where Floyd died. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Friday that he will be taking on the prosecution of… Continue reading Prosecutors behind Derek Chauvin murder conviction to lead case against cop who shot Daunte Wright

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

Law Professor: Police Hold ‘Extraordinary’ Power Over Black People In Traffic Stops

A law professor and former federal prosecutor argues that police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., didn’t need to pursue Daunte Wright, who was killed by an officer who said she mistakenly shot him instead of using her Taser. “They have his license plate. They know where he lives,” says Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, author of… Continue reading Law Professor: Police Hold ‘Extraordinary’ Power Over Black People In Traffic Stops

‘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

Update: White Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, has resigned

Kim Potter, the white Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday April 11, has resigned from the Police Department, her union said in a statement on Tuesday, April 13.  The city’s police chief, Tim Gannon, also announced that he was also resigning.  In a letter that Ms. Potter sent to city… Continue reading Update: White Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, has resigned

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