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The chief of the police department whose officer killed a 20-year-old after a traffic stop that should never have happened in the first place has an explanation:

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that he suspects the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday might have done so by accident.

“It is my belief that the officer had their intention to deploy the Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” the chief said during a news conference Monday, adding that he believes this was an “accidental discharge.”

“I have asked the BCA to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting and death.”

Mayor Mike Elliott said he would “fully support relieving the officer of her duties.”

Local officials did not release the officer’s name, saying that information would soon be released by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Gannon described her as a “very senior officer.”

The officer shot Wright during a traffic stop about 2 p.m. in the area of 63rd Avenue and Orchard Avenue N. Wright drove a few blocks before he crashed into another vehicle and died. Gannon said he was told in a briefing that “there was an expired tag on the vehicle.”

I wish I could tell you that this wouldn’t be enough for the murderous officer to avoid legal sanction, but…


Video here (graphic violence obviously. Swear word is bleeped out though)

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