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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:32 PM

Chief: Officer may have meant to use Taser, not firearm, on Daunte Wright [View all]

Source: Star-Tribune

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that he suspects the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday did so by accident.

"It is my belief that the officer had their intention to deploy the Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet," the chief said during a news conference Monday, adding that he believes this was an "accidental discharge."

Gannon based his remarks on video taken from an officer's body camera. On Monday afternoon, he released roughly one-minute of footage from that body camera.

The video shows three officers approaching a white sedan that is parked on the shoulder of a road. One officer approaches the driver's side window, while another approaches the passenger side. The officer on the driver's side opens the door and a man, later identified as Wright, gets out of the car. Wright's hands are then shown behind his back, and an officer pulls out handcuffs.


Read more: https://www.startribune.com/chief-officer-may-have-meant-to-use-taser-not-firearm-on-daunte-wright/600045076/

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