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Family of Daunte Wright Demands More Serious Charges for Officer Who Fired Fatal Shot

HeadlineApr 16, 2021

In Minnesota, protesters took to the streets of Brooklyn Center for a fifth straight night, once again defying a curfew, to demand justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot dead by white police officer Kimberly Potter during a traffic stop Sunday. Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, but Wright’s family is demanding she face more serious charges. This is Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie Wright.

Katie Wright: “Unfortunately, there’s never going to be justice for us. The justice would bring our son home to us, knocking on the door with his big smile, coming in the house, sitting down eating dinner with us, going out to lunch, playing with his 1-year-old, almost 2-year-old son, giving him a kiss before he walks out the door. So, justice isn’t even a word to me. I do want accountability.”

Daunte Wright’s family has announced plans for a funeral next Thursday in Minneapolis. The Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy.

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