More cowardly racist cops….
VT: How do you have an “accidental discharge” while your gun is in its holster where it belongs? In 3 years as a cop, I never drew a weapon once, including during violent “altercations” with multiple suspects (of all races). Watch the trailer for THEM, available on Amazon Prime Video. Please watch the series:
If you drew your weapon and didn’t fire it, you were fired yourself. A weapon is only drawn when it is used, never to “control” as suspect as it invariably escalates any conflict.
Time for folks to stop lying. I have trained police all over the world.
This is a hate crime and we have another cop to go on trial for murder and more than need to be jailed, fired or deported.
Call this another “Blue Lives Matters” killing.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.—The officer who killed a young Black man during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis on Sunday accidentally fired her gun instead of a Taser during the arrest, the Brooklyn Center police chief said Monday afternoon.
“We will get to the bottom of this,” Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, said after the release of body-camera video Monday showing an officer fatally shooting Duante Wright on Sunday. The police chief said he believed it was accidental. https://t.co/oiAZlIAjLQ pic.twitter.com/UdvLvMvruD
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 12, 2021
“This was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. [Daunte] Wright,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said during a Monday press conference where body-camera footage of the shooting was released. He noted that the “very senior officer” involved shouted “Taser, Taser!” during the arrest, apparently unaware that she’d pulled out her handgun when she fired the single shot that killed the 20-year-old man.
Wright’s death set off a string of violent protests amid tensions over the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Hours after the shooting, hundreds of residents surrounded the police headquarters and clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and flashbangs reminiscent of last summer’s protests after the police death of George Floyd.
In the body-camera footage played during the Monday press conference, two officers can be seen approaching Wright’s white car. One officer then pulls the 20-year-old out of the vehicle and turns him around, attempting to handcuff him against the car as Wright tries to get back inside.
During the chaotic struggle, an officer pulls out a gun and shoots Wright as he’s sitting in the driver’s seat. The officer can be heard yelling “Taser, Taser!” during the footage, before saying, “Holy shit, I shot him.”
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said Monday that he fully supports the termination of the officer involved in Sunday’s shooting—a demand made repeatedly by activists at the press briefing.
“All of the world is watching our community. We continue to be distressed as we go through the Derek Chauvin trial,” Elliot said. “We will get to the bottom of this.”