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Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police

Mr. Wright additionally stated the police had questions on the automobile insurance coverage, she stated.

“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 stated. “Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say, ‘Put the phone down and get out of the car.’ And Daunte said why. He said, ‘We’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.’”

The girl stated she heard her son both drop the telephone, or put the telephone on the dashboard and then “I heard scuffling and I heard the police officer say, ‘Daunte, don’t run’ and then the officer said, ‘put the phone down’ and hung it up.”

The girl stated she known as her son’s telephone again and that Mr. Wright’s girlfriend answered. The girlfriend instructed her that Mr. Wright had been shot, she stated. The girlfriend was not injured, in keeping with the police.

People, together with Mr. Wright’s family, gathered at the scene. While some individuals have been yelling at officers and demanding solutions, Mr. Wright’s members of the family urged individuals to be nonviolent.

“We want justice for Daunte. We don’t want it to be about all this violence,” the girl who recognized herself as Mr. Wright’s mom stated.

She additionally stated she wished her son’s physique to be taken care of.

“I asked them to please take my son off the ground,” she stated. “He’s been there since 1:47 this afternoon.”

A Brooklyn Center police officer instructed individuals at the scene that the sufferer’s physique couldn’t be moved till members of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, arrived and investigated, in keeping with a Facebook Live video.

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