Protests erupted in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center last night after reports that a 20-year-old Black man named Daunte Wright was shot by police following a traffic stop before getting back into his car, driving away, and crashing. The incident came as Minneapolis was already on edge as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd enters its third week. Ref. USAToday.
Body-cam footage released in shooting of Black man Daunte Wright in Minnesota; police chief says officer meant to use Taser. Daunte Wright, 20, died after he was shot by a police officer at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday. Footage from the incident released during a new conference shows two other officers approaching Wright's car and the officer who fired the shot standing behind them. The officer is heard shouting, "Taser," before she shoots Wright. Wright's death comes as Minneapolis, 10 miles south, was on edge in the middle of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder charges in the death of George Floyd last May. Ref. USAToday.