By Bruce Karnick [email protected] Another Twin Cities area shooting occurred involving a police officer causing protests and riots in the streets. This event saw the death of Daunte Wright …
By Bruce Karnick
Another Twin Cities area shooting occurred involving a police officer causing protests and riots in the streets. This event saw the death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, for expired registration, in Brooklyn Center. During the stop, officers learned of an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Wright. What the warrant was for has yet to be released.
When officers attempted to take Wright into custody, he resisted and attempted to drive away. That is when a female officer yelled “Taser Taser Taser!” before firing at Wright. According to the Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, the officer had mistakenly drawn her firearm and not her taser and she can be heard on the body cam saying “Oh ****, I just shot him!”
This prompted protests across the Twin Cities metro area, protests that turned violent and destructive on Sunday night. Monday, Governor Tim Walz declared a curfew for four area counties as detailed in the release from Dakota County as follows.
Hastings is included in a Dakota County and regional curfew for, Monday, April 12, which will take effect at 7 p.m.
Dakota County has been notified it will be part of a regional overnight curfew Monday, April 12 ordered by Gov. Tim Walz. The curfew includes all of Dakota County and will be in effect 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The curfew for Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and Anoka counties follows civil unrest Sunday night in response to the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
Essential workers and other authorized personnel are exempt from the curfew. Individuals seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, experiencing homelessness and having to travel to and from employment are also exempt.