These days in Minneapolis, the viewing process takes place across the United States. In the case of the murdered black George Floyd, former police officer Derek Zhou has been charged with “second-degree murder.” Fifteen kilometers from the courthouse, on the outskirts of Brooklyn Center north of the city, a black man is again killed in a police operation.
A female police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Donte Wright during a traffic stop. Soon there were protests, sometimes violent. President Joe Biden has also spoken out about the case. An overview.
How did the dangerous shot come about?
Wright ran into a traffic stop Sunday afternoon (local time). Police have since shown physical cam recordings from the operation. These suggest that a female police officer was shot because she misjudged her gun for her taster.
You can see the officer pointing his gun at Wright and yelling several times, “I’ll taste you” and “Daser”. After a shot is fired, the 20-year-old moans in agony. The policewoman yells, “Holy shit, I shot him.” According to the autopsy, Wright suffered a stab wound to the chest.
Why did Wright get into traffic control?
Brooklyn Central Police Chief Tim Cannon said authorities stopped Wright in connection with expired license plates. An arrest warrant has already been issued for him during the investigation.
Earlier this month, a judge issued a warrant for Wright’s failure to appear in court, according to court documents cited by U.S. media. Accordingly, he must respond to two charges: Minneapolis Police allege he handled a firearm without permission and fled from officers last June.
Right at the attempt by the authorities to arrest 20-year-old youth was suffering from the conflict between the police and the police chief, said Gannon. The officer accidentally fired the shot that killed Wright.
What does the family of the dead man say?
According to Katie Wright, the mother of the dead man, her son was traveling in a car with his girlfriend. Shortly before the police action and at the beginning of the operation, her son spoke to her on the phone. “He said they stopped him because air fresheners were hanging from his rear view mirror,” the mother said.
Then her son put the phone down or dropped it, Katie Wright said. Then she asked for a “fight” and the police told him not to run. Finally the connection was broken. When she called back, the mother said, the son’s friend answered the phone and said he had been shot.
Police confirmed that there was a woman in the car. She sustained “life-threatening” injuries when the car rolled and hit another car. This is obviously Wright’s girlfriend.
Who was the policewoman who was shot dead?
After that the policewoman Kim B. This is a white civil servant who can look back on 26 years of life.
In a candlelight vigil on Monday, Dante Wright’s brother expressed suspicion that a pistol could be misunderstood: “You know the difference between plastic and metal, we all know it.”
Brooklyn Central Mayor Mike Elliott has called for the officer to be fired. Police initially did not provide any information about the possible consequences for Kim B.
Why is location so important?
In the nearby town of Minneapolis, former police officer Derek Suev is currently facing the death of black George Floyd. When Floyd was arrested on charges of paying with counterfeit money, the prosecutor said he pushed Sue’s knee to the back of his neck for exactly nine minutes and 29 seconds, although Floyd eventually lost it despite complaining that he could not breathe again. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital. His death in a video on May 25 last year sparked outrage around the world.
Struggles continued even after Wright’s death. Hundreds of people took to the streets and stood in front of a police station in the center of Brooklyn, waving flags reading “Black Lives Matter.” Some protesters hurled stones at police vehicles. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.
US President Biden has now called for calm. Peaceful protests are understandable, but there is no justification for violence. “Today I think of Dante Wright and his family – and the pain, anger and shock that Black America experiences every day,” Piton wrote on Twitter. As he awaits trial, he knows what to do: “Restore confidence and ensure accountability so that no one is above the law.”
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