The police officer who fatally shot a black man in Minneapolis on Sunday, sparking more unrest in the city, meant to reach for her Taser and not her handgun during the confrontation, it has been claimed. Daunte Wright , 20, died on Sunday in a metropolitan area that was already on edge because of the nearby trial of Derek Chauvin – the ex-cop facing murder charges over George Floyd ‘s death. Following Mr Wright’s death, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon released body camera footage from the officer who fired – and told a news conference she had made a mistake. The footage shows three officers around a stopped car. When another officer attempts to handcuff Mr Wright, a struggle ensues. The officer is heard shouting “Taser!” several times before firing her weapon. Advertisement “This was an accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr Wright,” the chief said. The local medical examiner has said that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest and that the manner of death is homicide. More from Black Lives Matter Kevin Reza: 2020 Tour de France’s only black rider on racism and being a voice for diversity in… Read full this story
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