Minneapolis shooting: More protests as police officer 'meant to use Taser'

Demonstrators shout

Demonstrators shout"Don't shoot at the police after curfew as they protest the death of Daunte Wright

The police officer who shot a black man after a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb has been identified as a veteran of 26 years.

A white police officer is now on trial, accused of murdering Floyd - and Wright's death on Sunday has further fueled public anger over Black men killed by police.

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Hundreds gathered before the 7 p.m. curfew outside the Brooklyn Center police station to mourn and protest the death of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright.

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Daunte Wright was pulled over on Sunday for a traffic violation, but there was a struggle when he tried to get back into his vehicle.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told a news briefing earlier that a routine traffic stop escalated into a deadly confrontation when officers ran a check on Wright's expired vehicle registration and found an outstanding warrant for him. I just shot him.

Fatally wounded, Mr Wright crashed a few streets away.

It "is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet", Gannon said. She's now on administrative leave.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott called for the police officer to be dismissed from the force and said the city council had approved a motion to shift control over the city police department to his office.

But the pain coursing through this community right now is nearly unimaginable. "He made sure that we all were going to be to school on time".

However, he said that before the Brooklyn Center Police Department fires the officer, it will likely review all evidence, including any other body camera footage and testimony from other officers, so that the dismissal is less vulnerable to any court challenge.

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Demonstrators launch fireworks towards members of the National Guard during a protest in Brooklyn Center
Demonstrators launch fireworks towards members of the National Guard during a protest in Brooklyn Center

Police and local news media reported looting and burglaries of about 20 businesses at a nearby shopping center.

What can not happen, though, is a second night of destruction of property that ranged far beyond Brooklyn Center late Sunday and early Monday.

Police then began deploying gas canisters and stun grenades, reporters at the scene said.

Minnesota's professional baseball, basketball and ice hockey teams - the Twins, the Timberwolves and the Wild - were all scheduled to play at home on Monday but all postponed their games both as a mark of respect and as a result of safety concerns.

One sign at the protest captured the mood: "During the trial!?" it read in bright orange letters.

"It's not about training, it's about implicit bias", said Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing the Wright family, in the same ABC interview. "They know they have a delicate relationship with the black community right now and they should look to be making amends, not this". He said that the shooting "couldn't have happened at a worse time", when the area is bracing for a ruling in the Chauvin trial. Others shot fireworks toward police lines. "You took his life, for what?" screamed a young woman.

"We can not afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people", he said.

"You know the difference between plastic and metal. Another Black man has died at the hands of police", Johnson said.

His family have rejected that suggestion and his half-brother, Dallas Wright, told a vigil on Monday: "My brother lost his life because they were trigger happy". Katie Wright, hours after learning of her son's death and grappling with the kind of suffering only a mother can know, urged calm. "I miss am well well ".

"I think we have to wait and see what the investigation shows", Mr Biden said. "Because of a mistake?" Him say dem stop am because of "air fresheners wey bin dey hang from im rear-view mirror". She said she then heard scuffling and the phone line was cut. When she called back, her son's girlfriend answered and said he had been shot.

Anxious over the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the community is already calling for justice for another.

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