Fire Cop Who Shot and Killed 20-year-old Black Man During Traffic Stop

Target: Tim Gannon, Chief of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, MN

Goal: Fire cop involved in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.

A police officer whose identity has not been revealed to the media shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man in Minnesota during a traffic stop. The victim, Daunte Wright, called his mother as he was being pulled over by the police. He allegedly told his mom that he was being pulled over because of illegal air fresheners hanging from his car’s rear view mirror. Wright’s mother said that she asked Daunte to pass the phone to the officers so that she could provide them with the necessary insurance information, but she heard the officers asking Daunte to hang up the phone and get out of the car. The call was ended and when she called back, Daunte’s girlfriend, who was in the car with him, reported that he had been shot. Chief Tim Gannon said that all of this transpired after the officer involved discovered that there was an existing warrant out for the arrest of Wright.

Minnesota officials have released a statement saying that the officer involved accidentally shot Wright and had wanted to fire a taser instead. This type of mistake cannot be tolerated. Sign this petition to urge the Brooklyn Center Police Department to remove the police officer involved from the police force.

PETITION LETTER:

To Chief Gannon,

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot by an officer during a traffic stop. Allegedly, the shooting was accidental and the officer had meant to fire a non-lethal taser. This type of mistake absolutely cannot be tolerated, especially when the identity of the victim–a young, Black man–might suggest racial profiling or racist motivations.

The unnecessary killings, especially of young, Black men, must be stopped. I urge you to remove the officer involved from the police force.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud


One Comment

  1. “Ooops, gee it was my gun not my taser”
    That is an excuse for killing a person-
    what kind of idiots are hired in that police dept? AND was the policeman given a sobriety test right after? So he had an existing warrant -sounds like the officer thought he would save court costs because “he is just a black man” SHAME ON YOUR DEPT!!!

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