The police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to be an “accidental discharge” by an officer who drew her gun rather than a Taser during a struggle, the city’s police chief said on Monday.
The shooting on Sunday that led to the death of Wright, who was Black, took place after traffic police pulled over a car in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, not far from where the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, is underway.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon unveiled video footage from a body-worn camera at a news briefing on Monday. It showed a struggle between Wright and the officer. Wright then got back into the car and an officer could be heard yelling “Taser, Taser.”