CROWDS chanted “lock her up” as Daunte Wright’s family demanded the cop is put “in jail” after the cop and chief resi
CROWDS chanted “lock her up” as Daunte Wright’s family demanded the cop is put “in jail” after the cop and chief resign.
Wright, 20, was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer shortly before 2pm on Sunday during a routine traffic stop.
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Wright was shot dead by cops just ten miles from where George Floyd was killed[/caption]
Members of Wright’s family spoke to the media today[/caption]
The crowd chanted ‘Daunte’s life mattered’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’[/caption]
Heartbroken relatives spoke to the crowd[/caption]
Police officer Kim Potter and Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday following calls from members of the public and Wright’s family.
However, during a press conference later that day, Wright’s auntie Naisha said that Potter’s resignation wasn’t enough.
“Well I hope that since she went ahead and she resigned that they hold her at the highest, because she was the law,” Naisha said.
“Put her in jail like they would do any one of us,” she declared before being met by chants of “lock her up” from the crowd.
The young black man was shot just ten miles from where George Floyd was killed last summer, leading to an outpouring of anger from the community.
Kim Potter has resigned after the fatal shooting of Wright[/caption]
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon has also resigned[/caption]
Attorney Ben Crump held a press briefing with the families of Floyd and Wright[/caption]
Bodycam footage from the fatal shooting reveals the moment cop Kim Potter accidentally shot him while trying to use a Taser.
In a statement today, Potter said: “I am tendering my resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department effective immediately.
“I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”
Wright’s parents have refused to accept that their son was killed by “mistake”.
“I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Wright’s dad, Aubrey Wright, told ABC News today.
Kim Potter accidentally shot Wright while trying to use a Taser[/caption]
The cop handed in her resignation on Tuesday afternoon[/caption]
Wright’s mom, Katie, said Sunday was ‘the worst day of my life’[/caption]
“I can’t accept that – a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can’t accept that.”
An emotional press briefing with the families of Wright and Floyd and Attorneys Ben Crump and Jeff Storms took place in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Screams of “say his name Daunte Wright” could be heard and his weeping mom, Katie Wright, said: “I held him in my arms.”
The crowd chanted “Daunte’s life mattered” and “Black Lives Matter”.
Wright’s distraught mom described the day of her son’s death “as the worst day of my life”.
Addressing the crowd, Wright’s aunt, Naisha, said: “They killed my nephew. Every pistol, even a Taser, has a safety on it. I watched that video like everybody else watched it – that woman held that gun in front of her so a long time.
Cops said they pulled Wright over on Sunday in a routine traffic stop[/caption]
The moment Wright was shot by cops during a routine traffic stop[/caption]
“My nephew was 20-years-old – I don’t care what nobody has to say about him. My nephew was a lovable young man… the most beautiful smile. My nephew’s blood is on your hands.”
Chyna Whitaker, the heartbroken mom of Wright’s one-year-old son, Daunte Wright Jr, said: “My son, he don’t have a dad.
“I feel like they stole my son’s dad from him.”
One of Wright’s cousins grew tearful as he described how he won’t be able to spend another holiday with him.
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“I won’t be able to spend holidays with him anymore,” he said, adding that the 4th of July was their favorite.
“We’re not going to be able to do that no more,” he said.
Attorney Ben Crump said the Wright family was “facing the agony of losing a family member to police excessive force.”