Protesters gather at Brooklyn Center police station hours after ex-officer is charged in the death of Daunte Wright

Protesters gather at Brooklyn Center police station hours after ex-officer is charged in the death of Daunte Wright

Daunte Wright called his mother right before he was shot. This is what he said

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Protesters gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station for the fourth night in a row to protest the killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb, hours after former cop Kim Potter was arrested and charged in his murder.

As the curfew approached, a firework was seen going off, and police fired flash bombs. 

 


Wright's family had demanded that the officer be charged.

Two police officers and two police cars were seen in Potter's driveway on Wednesday, prompting the installation of fencing and barricades around her house.

 

 


"I share our community's anger and sadness and shock," Elliott said. "My message to all who are demanding justice for (Daunte Wright) and for his family is this: Your voices have been heard, now the eyes of the world are watching Brooklyn Center and I urge you to protest peacefully and without violence."

 


Acting City Manager Reggie Edwards announced the establishment of the Brooklyn Center Community Crisis Team in response to the unrest. Nine members of the team represent the city's industry, religion, education, and nonprofit groups, as well as the city government.

 

 

Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter after resigning as a Brooklyn Center police officer this week. Pete Orput, the Washington County Attorney, said. Wright died of a gunshot wound, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, and his death was ruled a murder.

 

 


Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested Potter late Wednesday morning, according to the bureau. According to online reports, she was booked into the Hennepin County Jail.

According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's official website, Potter paid bail and was released from custody. On Thursday at 1:30 p.m. CT, she will make her first court appearance via Zoom.

 

 

A person convicted of this charge could face up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000 if found guilty. Potter's lawyer, Earl Gray, has been contacted by CNN for comment.

 


Potter and police chief resign after shooting

 

Daily developments in the case have included the release of body camera footage and Gannon's announcement that the shooting appeared to be an accident on Monday, as well as Potter and Gannon's resignations on Tuesday.

 

 

Mayor Elliott said Tuesday that he has not approved Potter's resignation letter, adding that "we're doing our internal process to make sure that we're being accountable to the steps that we need to take." He previously told CBS that he believed Potter should be fired.

Following her resignation, Potter is still entitled to benefits, but it is unclear what those benefits are, according to Edwards.

 

 

Two families come together in tragedy

 

 

At a news conference with the two families on Tuesday, Crump said Floyd's family left the courthouse during Chauvin's trial "because they felt it was necessary that they provide comfort to Daunte Wright's mother" and family.

 


We will join you in your efforts.... "The world is traumatized by the slaying of another African American man," said George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd. "This was on my mind when I awoke this morning." "I don't want to see another victim," says the narrator.


In Tuesday's marches, both Wright and Floyd's deaths were remembered.


In Tuesday's marches, both Wright and Floyd's deaths were remembered. Demonstrators knelt for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to reflect the amount of time Chauvin allegedly knelt on Floyd's stomach, according to authorities.

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