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Minnesota City to Pay $3.25 Million Settlement with Daunte Wright’s Family

HeadlineJun 23, 2022

The city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has agreed to pay $3.25 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Daunte Wright’s family. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer last year after he was pulled over for having an air freshener hanging from his car mirror. The officer, Kim Potter, who is white, was recently sentenced to two years in prison. As part of the settlement, the Minneapolis suburb also agreed to change its policies and training related to traffic stops.

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