Hundreds of protesters marched to the Brooklyn Center police department to protest the officer-involved shooting of an African-American man, where they were met by police officers in riot gear; some took advantage of the turmoil and started looting shops, including a local Walmart. The violation was that he had air fresheners hanging from his mirror.
In addition, the crowd is seen throwing rocks and bottles at the police vehicles as they are moved from the area. One officer shot the man, who was not identified in the statement. That's when an officer discharged a weapon, striking the driver, police said.
Footage on social media shows people jumping on police cars, breaking windshields and confronting law enforcement officers who were deployed to quell the crowds. "Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say, 'Put the phone down and get out of the auto.' And Daunte said why".
"Now he's dead on the ground since 1:47.Nobody will tell us anything", she said.
The Washington Post spoke to Aubrey Wright, 42, Daunte's father, who said that his son was heading to the auto wash in his new vehicle.
"I said when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I will give him the insurance information", she said.
Wright's family had said earlier that he was shot in Plymouth but he was not.
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Protesters chanted "Say his name: Daunte Wright!" as a line of police stretched down the street near the intersection where Wright crashed. "I said please take my son off the ground". Wright's mother said she went to the scene, and saw him "lifeless" by his auto.
A Sunday afternoon traffic stop in Minnesota turned into an officer-involved shooting and a vehicle accident.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the police station in Brooklyn Center, northwest of Minneapolis, with police later firing tear gas and flash bangs to disperse the crowd, according to an AFP videojournalist.
"We are asking the protesters to continue to be peaceful and that peaceful protesters are not dealt with force", he said in a statement. Walz said in a statement that he was monitoring the unrest in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, as "our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement". On one street, written in multi-coloured chalk: "Justice for Daunte Wright".
"So you do have a lot of raw nerves here", Mr. Russell said.
Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is on the scene and will conduct an investigation into the incident, according to Gannon.
This incident happens amid a trial against fired, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, for the fatal arrest of George Floyd, 46, who was also Black. That episode, captured on video by witnesses, helped touch off a summer of protests around the country against police brutality.
"Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting, and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that, that should have stopped", Chief Arradondo said on Monday.
Press release from Brooklyn Center PD.