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World Police did not get Daunte Wright swift medical care, witness says

02:55  20 april  2021
02:55  20 april  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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  Who Is Daunte Wright? Black Man Fatally Shot By Brooklyn Center Police Protests erupted in the Minneapolis suburb after Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop on April 11.The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the agency was on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Brooklyn Center, around 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, on Sunday afternoon.

Police say Wright was pronounced dead at the scene after being given medical attention that was ultimately unsuccessful. The medical examiner determined Wright died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, ruling the death a homicide. Daunte Wright ’s memorial, where former Brooklyn Center police “They got her ( Wright ’s girlfriend) out of the vehicle and they didn’t get him out right away.” Hanson said she does not understand what took so long for the police to act. “I feel that if you shot him and you recognise and you realise you shot him and shouldn’t have done that, then why isn’t your

You would think Daunte Wright was a saint with the way he’s been portrayed in the media after he fought cops and resisted arrest, which led to his accidental death. Daunte Wright , the 20-year-old Black man shot by a police officer in a Minneapolis suburb Sunday afternoon, had an open warrant for his arrest related to an aggravated armed robbery attempt when he was killed, according to court records. Wright and another man, identified as Emajay Maurice Driver, a high school acquaintance, had both been charged with first-degree aggravated robbery in a December 2019 incident in Osseso

A witness has told Al Jazeera that she believes police took too long before beginning to administer medical care to Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop near the US city of Minneapolis last week.

a person holding a sign: Daunte Wright’s death was followed by protests outside the city’s police station, with some demonstrators hurling objects at officers who have responded at times with gas and rubber bullets before clearing the scene with a riot line [Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters] © Daunte Wright’s death was followed by protests outside the city’s police station, with some demonstr... Daunte Wright’s death was followed by protests outside the city’s police station, with some demonstrators hurling objects at officers who have responded at times with gas and rubber bullets before clearing the scene with a riot line [Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters]

Officer Kim Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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Daunte Wright was a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by a female police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb Sunday afternoon. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon on Monday described the shooting as "an accidental discharge." Katie Wright said her son called her as he was supposedly getting pulled over for having air fresheners hanging in his rear-view mirror – an offense in Minnesota . "All he did was have air fresheners in the car, and they told him to get out of the car," Wright said .

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina , arrested 12 people Sunday after a third night of demonstrations in response to the death of Daunte Wright turned violent, as crowds sweeping across downtown vandalized stores, set fires and threw eggs and other projectiles at officers . Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter resigned and was charged with second-degree manslaughter in Wright ’s death. The police chief of the city outside Minneapolis also resigned after releasing body camera footage of the shooting and stating that the officer likely intended to fire a Taser, but deployed her handgun by

Potter said she mistakenly fired the handgun when she meant to use a Taser.

Police say Wright was pronounced dead at the scene after being given medical attention that was ultimately unsuccessful.

The medical examiner determined Wright died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, ruling the death a homicide.

Carolyn Hanson, a woman who lives near where the incident took place, said she rushed out of her house that day when she heard what was happening.

“They (police) waited at least four minutes before they got him out of the car,” Hanson told Al Jazeera.

“They got her (Wright’s girlfriend) out of the vehicle and they didn’t get him out right away.”

Hanson said she does not understand what took so long for the police to act.

“I feel that if you shot him and you recognise and you realise you shot him and shouldn’t have done that, then why isn’t your number one priority to go and get him and try and save his life and give him a chance at life?” she said.

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The shooting of Daunte Wright , which kicked off violent protests in Minnesota, was an “accidental discharge” by an officer intending to use a taser, chief of Brooklyn Center Police Tim Gannon has said . “As you can hear, the officer while struggling with Mr. Wright shouts, ‘taser, taser’ several times. Wright was shot during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon, immediately leading to criticism of the officers involved and inspiring protests in the state that quickly turned violent. Gannon said the traffic stop was over an expired registration, as well as an obstructive item – reportedly air fresheners

Police said Daunte Wright , 20, was shot and died after an officer mistook her gun for a Taser during a traffic stop. The shooting came as the high-profile George Floyd murder trial continues. This report contains strong language. He said protesters had pushed against the fence of the Brooklyn Center police headquarters and a decision had been made to push back the crowd. There were "sporadic" incidents of looting in the area and in other parts of Minneapolis and neighbouring St Paul. In response to the unrest, US President Joe Biden said peaceful protest was "understandable" but added: "I want

“Why aren’t you doing that?”

The Wright family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, said Hanson’s account demonstrates the need to review all possible evidence from the incident.

“This proves we need to see all of the bodycam video from all of the officers to see if the police officer rendered aid immediately for Daunte Wright that would have possibly saved his life,” Crump told Al Jazeera.

Police said Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant.

The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June.

Body camera video shows Wright struggling with police after they say they are going to arrest him.

Potter, a 26-year police veteran, pulled her service pistol and can be heard yelling “Taser!” three times before she fires. She then said: “Holy s**t, I shot him.”

If convicted, Potter faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. She was released on a $100,000 bond hours after her arrest on Wednesday.

Her next court appearance is set for May 17.

Protesters rallied outside the Brooklyn Center police station after Wright’s death to demand accountability for what happened.

The incident coincided with the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd last May. Jury deliberations in that case began on Monday.

Floyd’s death set off nationwide protests under the Black Lives Matter banner, with demonstrators demanding an end to racial injustice and police violence against Black people.

Daunte Wright's Mom Says, 'There's Never Going to Be Justice for Us' .
"Justice would bring our son home to us," Katie Wright said.Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department, shot Wright, a Black man, after a traffic stop and has since resigned. Potter was then arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter, which carries a 10-year maximum prison term. Police have said that the shooting was the result of an "accidental discharge," and that Potter intended to deploy her Taser, not her gun.

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