Minnesota Police Say Latest Killing Of Black Man Was “Accidental Discharge,” Officer Meant To Fire Taser

The Associated Press reports:

Police in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop say the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun. Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.”

The man identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright died Sunday in Brooklyn Center, a city of about 30,000 people on the northwest border of Minneapolis.

His death sparked violent protests, with officers in riot gear clashing with demonstrators into Monday morning.

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