By Washington Examiner. The police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright at a traffic stop on Sunday in a Minneapolis suburb was training a junior officer at the time.
The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association revealed that Kimberly Potters, the police officer who can be seen on video shooting Wright when she said she believed she was using a Taser, had a rookie officer riding alongside her.
“She’s just a very dedicated, passionate, good person. It’s completely devastating,” officers association head Brian Peters said. “In a very tense moment, she made a mistake. It’s not her character.”
Potters was a police officer for 26 years before being placed on administrative leave for her role in Wright’s death. (Read more from “Veteran Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Was Training Rookie” HERE)
Biden: ‘No Justification For Looting, Violence’ Amid Protests
By Newsweek. President Joe Biden made a brief statement on the unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota sparked by the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright while meeting with a bipartisan group of Congress members to discuss the administration’s infrastructure and jobs plan on Monday. Biden said that peaceful protests were “understandable,” but there was “no justification” for looting and violence that was seen on Sunday night.
Wright, a Black man, died Sunday after he was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb. Outrage quickly gripped the city in the wake of the shooting, with many gathering to hold peaceful protests against the police. However, many also turned to looting, vandalizing dozens of stores in Brooklyn Center and the surrounding areas.
“I want to make it clear again: there is absolutely no justification—none—for looting. No justification for violence. Peaceful protest? Understandable,” Biden told reporters on Monday in response to the situation. (Read more from “Biden: ‘No Justification For Looting, Violence’ Amid Protests” HERE)
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