Brooklyn Center agrees to pay Daunte Wright's family $3.25M
Added 06-22-22 08:18:03am EST - “The city of? Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has settled with the family of Daunte Wright, 20, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop last year, for $3.25 million.?” - Nypost.com
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The city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has settled with the family of Daunte Wright, 20, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop last year, for $3.25 million.
Wright was fatally shot in April 2021 by then-Officer Kim Potter who said she meant to reach for her stun gun.
The settlement won’t be finalized until an agreement is reached over police training on issues like officer intervention, implicit bias, weapons confusion and mental health crises, along with a permanent memorial to Wright, a statement from the family’s attorneys said.
“The comprehensive settlement in this tragic case will provide a meaningful measure of accountability to the family for their deep loss of a son, sibling and father, and they hope and believe the measures of change to policing, policies and training will create important improvements to the community in Daunte’s name,” family lawyer Antonio Romanucci said in the statement. “Nothing can bring him back, but the family hopes his legacy is a positive one and prevents any other family from enduring the type of grief they will live with for the rest of their lives.”
Potter was convicted of first and second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison earlier this year.
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