Add Milwaukee to the list of cities that saw protests over the deadly officer-involved shooting in Minnesota.
A group of protesters, including Milwaukee Democratic state Rep. David Bowen, closed down a portion of I-43 yesterday evening. The group says they marched along the interstate to show their anger that a Minnesota police officer shot and killed Duante Wright during a traffic stop over the weekend. Milwaukee County’s sheriff says one protester was arrested, but no one is saying why.
About 40 people are facing charges after a second night of protesting in Minnesota. Mayor Mike Elliott spoke to demonstrators last night.
Across the border in Minnesota, the mayor is calling for the officer who killed Daunte Wright to be fired. He says mistakes that lead to loss of life can’t be made.
The Brooklyn Center Police chief described Sunday’s traffic stop shooting as an accident, saying the cop meant to use her Taser not her gun. Protesters demanding justice for the 20-year-old clashed with police again last night outside the police station, but cleared out shortly after tear gas was deployed.
We will show you different sides, so you can decide and while Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, mistakenly fired her gun instead of her taser, calling it an accidental discharge. Daunte Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, tells CNN she’s not buying that the officer didn’t realize the difference between her taser and her service revolver.
Naisha Wright goes on, telling CNN her family is devastated and fed up:
On the national level,
President Biden is calling for calm: