The police chief in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man who struggled with police after a traffic stop, have both tendered their resignations, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
Residents and community activists of Brooklyn Center, a suburb north of Minneapolis, call for justice in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. The 26-year veteran had been on administrative leave following Sunday's shooting.
The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently meant to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city's police chief said Monday, as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row.
In the body camera footage, police officers are seen pulling Wright out of his vehicle after stopping him for a traffic violation and discovering he had an outstanding warrant.
© Provided by Associated Press Protesters confront police over the shooting death of Daunte Wright at a rally at the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Center, Minn., Monday, April 12, 20121.
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After medics arrived, she told the two officers who shot the man to get into separate squad cars, turn off their body cameras, and not to speak to each other. She draws her weapon after the man breaks free from police outside his auto and gets back behind the wheel.
Police said they also received reports of looting and shots fired in Minneapolis.
WATCH | This police body cam video shows the moments before the shooting of Daunte Wright.
Elliott, who took command of the police on Monday after the city council fired the city manager, said he believed the protesters were motivated by fear for their own safety, not a desire to destroy.
"Holy s***, I just shot him", the policewoman is heard saying as the vehicle drives away.
Brooklyn Center, where Mr Wright was shot, is a northwest suburb of Minneapolis located not far from the heavily guarded Hennepin County Government Center where Mr Chauvin is on trial.More news: 'Explosive' volcano on St. Vincent erupts after thousands ordered to evacuate
"He had a 2-year-old son that's not going to be able to play basketball with him", the mother said on ABC's "Good Morning America". He's never coming back.
Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner. A mistake?. that doesn't even sound right. "I miss him so much, and it's only been a day", his mother said as she wept at the vigil.
Convulsed by converging cases of racially charged violence, two Black families in Minneapolis stood united in grief and solidarity Tuesday as they demanded an end to police brutality and the killing of unarmed African Americans by white officers. "That was the last time I've heard from my son".
"I'm just so messed up about it, because I feel like they stole my son's dad from him", Whitaker said.
Hundreds of protesters clashed with law enforcement outside police headquarters on Monday in defiance of a curfew ordered by Walz.
Chauvin's trial began late last month and he is the first police officer out of the four involved in the case to be tried.
Forty people were arrested, Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said at a news conference early Tuesday.More news: New Zealand bans travellers from India as COVID-19 cases increase