The Minnesota Department of Criminal Affairs is investigating the shooting of a police officer in the Brooklyn Center in Minneapolis.
On Sunday, April 11, protests broke out in an area in Minneapolis (Minnesota). After a policeman killed a young black man in a shooting, a black man died.
According to media reports, the mother of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African American boy, explained to the crowd that her son called her to warn them that he was being taken away by the police. Katie Wright then talked about hearing the police ask her son to put down the phone, and one of them ended the call. Soon after, Daunte Wright’s girlfriend called her and told her that her son had been shot.
The Minnesota Department of Criminal Affairs has confirmed to Agence France-Presse that it is investigating a police officer involved in a shooting at the Brooklyn Center in northwest Minneapolis, but revealed the identity of the victim.
According to a statement from the Brooklyn Center Police Department, the officer arrested the driver of a car for traffic violations. Then they realized that he was the subject of an arrest warrant and tried to arrest him. But when he returned to the car, a police officer hit the driver who died on the spot with his weapon. The statement further explained that the passengers in the car were injured without life-threatening conditions and were taken to the hospital.
Then, about 200 people gathered in the Brooklyn Center on Sunday night to face the police in riot gear. According to the newspaper Star Tribune, The crowd smashed the windshields of two police cars, and this one “Use non-lethal weapons to disperse them”.An hour later, the police reduced their presence, and the crowd lit candles and chalk messages on the sidewalk, claiming «Pour Dartwright».
The mayor of Brooklyn Center laments the incident on Twitter “tragic” And called on the protesters to stay “peaceful” To avoid further use of force.
But when hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters, new incidents broke out. The AFP video reporter said that the police then fired vertigo grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The reason for this incident was that Dereck Chauvin, a police officer charged with the murder of African-American George Floyd, was tried. The man was fixed under the city’s knee for a long period of time in May. Died in the city after time. Minneapolis police. His death triggered months of protests and riots across the country, condemning racism and police brutality.