NAACP Boston Speaks Out: Following The Death Of Daunte Wright


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Protests have spread across the country since Monday night following the fatal shooting of Black man, Daunte Wright.

Former Brooklyn Center, Minn., police Officer Kim Potter drew her firearm but allegedly intended to use her stun gun.

Potter was arrested Wednesday and will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to Minnesota authorities.

Wright, 20, was shot at a traffic stop after being pulled over for an expired license plate and hanging an air freshener from his rearview mirror which is prohibited in Minnesota.

The officers then reported that when they tried to detain him on an outstanding arrest warrant, Wright attempted to flee, at which point Potter fatally shot him in the chest.

Tanisha Sullivan, the president of NAACP's Boston Branch, stated that this year's protests have sparked "a deeper desire to effectuate change."

Sullivan told WBZ NewsRadio that "when we stop protesting, we're losing sight of who we are."

This comes during the Derek Chauvin trial, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death.

Many Massachusetts officials spoke out about the incident; including Representative Ayanna Pressley, Representative Katherine Clark, and Congresswoman Lori Trahan.

WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports:

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Written by Edyn Jensen

(Photo: Massachusetts State Police)


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