Protests are escalating in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after 20 year old Daunte Write, a black man was fatally shot by a police officer after he was pulled over for a traffic violation.
Protesters have gathered outside the police department.
Tense scene at the intersection of 63rd and Lee Ave N in Brooklyn Center. A crowd is shouting at the press and police saying that an officer didn’t have to kill a man. BCA is here investigating. pic.twitter.com/laVrMLsF8v
— Kim Hyatt (@kimvhyatt) April 11, 2021
Words on the street say “Justice for Daunte Wright.’ His mother just spoke to us. She says he called to tell her he was being pulled over by police. Says the next time she saw him he was laying on the ground dead. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/bN1R7la4WB
— Charmaine Nero (@CNeroTV) April 11, 2021
According to the police report, the driver tried to re-enter the vehicle when police were attempting to take him into custody.
The mother of Daunte Wright says the 20-year-old called her when he was pulled over by Brooklyn Center police about 1:40 p.m.
He told her police pulled him over for air fresheners hanging in the mirror, she told reporters.
— Chris Hrapsky (@ChrisHrapsky) April 12, 2021