A local police officer shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop on Monday, prompting the Minnesota National Guard to increase its presence by causing nighttime protests and unrest.
The shooting of Daunt Wright, 20, in the suburban Minneapolis on Sunday took place as many residents of the metropolitan area were already at the border as the city passed by. Judgment Accused of murdering former police officer George Floyd, whose death sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice.
According to law enforcement and local officials, an officer shot and killed Wright on a street in the Brooklyn Center around 2 p.m. Sunday. The Brooklyn Center is about 20 minutes from the suburban Minneapolis Court where Derek Chauvin is on trial.
The Brooklyn Center Police Department said officers who stopped Wright for a traffic violation were shot after they tried to take him to jail on a pending warrant.
Katie Wright, mother of Downt Wright, Told a reporter For Minneapolis News Station Care 11, her son called her as she was being dragged away.
“I heard the police officer tell me to get off the phone and get out of the car,” he said. “I heard an argument, and I heard an officer say, ‘Daunt, don’t run,’ and another officer said, ‘Daunt, take down the phone,’ and it hung up.” A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, [who] The passenger in the car, and said he had been shot. “
The police department said Daunte re-entered his car and was shot dead by an officer. The car turned several blocks before colliding with another vehicle.
After the shooting, about 100 “extremely excited” people gathered at the scene, said John Harrington, the Minnesota commissioner for public safety. Law enforcement told them to disperse and they did.
Harrington said more than 200 people marched on the Brooklyn Center Police Department day after day. Some police threw stones and other objects at the target.
Police responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, according to social media posts by journalists and activists at the scene. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott imposed a curfew at 6 a.m. Monday.
The second rally was held at Shingle Creek Crossing Shopping Center on Sunday night, Harrington said. About 20 businesses were looted.
The Minnesota National Guard had about 500 troops deployed in the area on Sunday and was due to increase law enforcement presence on Monday.
The Monday morning block, a Minneapolis coalition that seeks to convert funds from police into “long-term alternatives”, reclaim Retweeted Kenga-Yamahta Taylor, a professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, wrote: “Anyone who thought of Chauvin’s trial was accused of some form of policing. . . Here you are reminded everyday that the police will never be racist, violent, deadly and corrupt. It is and always is baked in the institution.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Appraisal is investigating the shooting. Harrington said early Monday morning that “it’s too early to make any real comments about us [the shooting] Someone other than the BCA has been deployed.
Both Minnesota Governor Elliott and Tim Wallace expressed their condolences to Wright’s family.
“My heart goes out to Daunte’s family.” Elliott spoke Video He was released around 2 pm on Monday. “We are going to do everything in our power to ensure that justice is done.”