Minneapolis police shot and killed a 20-year-old African-American in the suburban downtown, Brooklyn Center, and the incident sparked new protests against law enforcement, shortly after the trial. Agent Derek’s trial is taking place in the city of Chauvin charged with the murder of George Floyd in May last year.
His family identified him as Daunte Wright, 20 years old.
US President Joe Biden called for calm. Fearing recurring protests and riots, the mayor of Minneapolis ordered a curfew.
According to Brooklyn Central Police, the incident took place on Sunday afternoon, just before 2 p.m. local time, when an officer stopped the car for a traffic violation. Police assumed that the driver returned to the car when police attempted to arrest him and at that time, one of the officers present opened fire. The Guardian writes it.
Last evening, hundreds of protesters took to the streets and marched to the local police station headquarters, where riot police were waiting for them, who also used tear gas against the crowd. There were moments of tension and disorder that lasted until about 11 noon local time.
The incident that led to the death of a 20-year-old African-American by an agent in Minneapolis was “accidental”. “The officer mistook a gun for a special agent,” police said at a press conference.
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