Hundreds Join Daunte Wright’s Family on March for Justice

Published in The Los Angeles Sentinel on 4th May 2021

Chyna Whitaker, center, holds her son Daunte Jr., as she walks up to microphones to speak during a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. The father, Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

 Hundreds of people, including Daunte Wright’s family and friends, gathered to protest the killing of Daunte Wright, a young black man who was killed by a police officer on 11th April 2021. The police officer, Kimberly Potter, has been charged with manslaughter. Body cameras that recorded the incident show the officer calling for her taser when she tries to arrest Wright. The Chief of Police stated that Kimberly Potter had meant to use a taser instead of a gun.

 The crowd marched several miles to Brooklyn Center Police Department where Katie Wright, the victim’s mother, urged the crowd to repeat her son’s name during the protest. Katie Wright stated that she is not satisfied with the verdict against the officer, which she does not consider to be justice. Johnathon McClellan, president of the Minnesota Justice Coalition, demands that the officer should face additional charges for her actions.

“We’re going to continue to be in these streets, on social media, at the police station. … Like I’ve always said, it’s never gonna be justice for us,” she said. “But we want 100% accountability.” – Katie Wright

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