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A police chief in Brooklyn Center outside of Minneapolis released the body camera footage Monday showing the officer-involving shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, categorizing the event as an “accidental discharge.”
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believed the so far unidentified officer intended to reach for a Taser but mistakenly grabbed her service weapon and deployed a single bullet. Both the chief and Mayor Mike Elliott declined to release the officer’s name at this time but said the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension should be releasing information about all involved parties soon.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Minneapolis area erupted in looting and riots late Sunday after an unidentified officer fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop just 10 miles from where Chauvin had Floyd pinned to the pavement last May. A citywide curfew was issued by Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott until 6 a.m. CT Monday.
The press conference Monday afternoon was at times confrontational and emotional, as Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon and Mayor Mike Elliott shared details on what happened during the traffic stop and showed the graphic body cam video.
The officer whose body camera footage was shown is heard shouting “Taser! Taser” as she pulls out a gun. After firing the gun, the officer says is heard saying, “Holy s**t, I just shot him.”
After being shot, Wright drove away, then crashed his car, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer has now been placed on administrative leave.
Gannon explained, “As I watched the video and listen to the officer’s commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet. This appears to me from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”
WATCH the just released body cam footage below.
Warning: Graphic footage, including the shooting
Here’s the body camera footage of the killing of Daunte Wright that was just released. pic.twitter.com/A2X8qS8ZFH
— The Recount (@therecount) April 12, 2021
Officers had been trying to arrest Wright when he jumped back into his vehicle, prompting the deadly shooting.
Below is the full press briefing which just occurred Monday afternoon:
I am closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center. Gwen and I are praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) April 12, 2021
Violent protests and looting broke out Sunday night after Wright was killed.
#BREAKING: Brooklyn Center police chief says it appears from body cam video that the officer who fired 1 gun shot into motorist Daunte Wright believed she was holding her Taser & not her service weapon. “She yelled ‘Taser, Taser Taser’ before firing”. pic.twitter.com/Uk2xzx7Szw
— Ian Smith (@ismithKDKA) April 12, 2021
#BREAKING NEWS: Body cam footage has just been released of the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minnesota. The police chief says the officer intended to use a Taser. (Warning: Graphic content and language.) https://t.co/kAZfsScSis
— KDKA (@KDKA) April 12, 2021
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