Under Minnesota law, second-degree-murder is when a person causes another person's death by 'culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another'.
A white former police officer faced her first court appearance Thursday in the traffic-stop shooting of a Black motorist that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb with four straight days of bitter conflict between protesters and police.
"This was no accident". This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force. "We're here, and we will fight for justice for this family".
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said the majority of the people who have been arrested were not Brooklyn Center residents.
Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn tried to chase the crowd away but some protesters picked up smoke canisters and threw them back towards police as others shot fireworks towards the patrolling officers.
Wright was killed just miles from the Minneapolis courthouse where Chauvin's murder trial is taking place.
Police officers clear an area of demonstrators during a protest over Sunday’s fatal shooting of Daunte Wright
Chauvin, who is white, was seen in a video taken by a bystander kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as the handcuffed 46-year-old complained repeatedly that he "can't breathe".
Prosecutors in Minnesota rested their case in Mr Chauvin's trial on Tuesday.
Floyd, 46, who died in handcuffs with his neck pinned to the street under Chauvin's knee, became the face of protests against racism and police brutality across the United States previous year. "It's unacceptable", Floyd's nephew Brandon Williams said.
The testimony of David Fowler contradicted that of several medical experts put on the witness stand by the prosecution who said Floyd died of lack of oxygen while being held facedown on the ground.
Barack and Michelle Obama said their "hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man" following the police killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.
"The world is traumatised watching another African-American man being slain", Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd said.More news: USA to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11
Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was pulled over on Sunday for having expired license plates.
Body camera video that Gannon released Monday shows Potter approaching Wright as he stands outside of his auto as another officer is arresting him.
When officers attempt to handcuff Wright, he scuffles with them and gets back in the vehicle. "Taser! Taser! Taser!" Potter is heard shouting in the video.
On Monday Police Chief Gannon said the shooting of Mr Wright appeared to be an "accidental discharge" after Mrs Potter mistook her service pistol for a stun gun.
"These situations show the over-policing that is done in the black community", said long-time civil rights activist Al Sharpton.
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Imran Ali, Washington County assistant criminal division chief, vowed he would "vigorously prosecute this case and intend to prove that Officer Potter abrogated her responsibility to protect the public when she used her firearm rather than her Taser".
"Certain occupations carry an enormous responsibility and none more so than a sworn police officer", Imran Ali, assistant criminal division chief and director of the major crimes unit for the County Attorney's Office, said in the statement.
Protesters assembled outside Brooklyn Center police headquarters for a third night on Tuesday, some throwing bottles and other projectiles over a fence surrounding the building.Officers fired teargas, nonlethal rounds and flash-bang rounds, to disperse the crowd.
President Joe Biden called the killing "tragic" but urged calm as authorities conduct an investigation.More news: Cops: Officer Among Multiple Victims in High School Shooting