April 12th, local time, Brooklyn Central Police released the law enforcement video of the police’s carry-on camera at the time of the shooting of Darndt Wright, and said that Wright died of an “accidental shooting” by the police officer because the shooting officer mistakenly thought that the gun pulled out was a taser gun (no bullet, also known as an “electric shock gun”).
At present, the police officer has been suspended from duty. Wright, 20, was stopped by police at about 2 p.m. on the 11th in Brooklyn Center, northwest Minneapolis, according to police.
Tim Gannon, the police chief of Brooklyn Central, said that the information available from the video was that Wright tried to get back to the car and left, and did not know whether the weapon had been found in Wright’s car at that time.
However, after the incident, protests were triggered locally, and protesters condemned the police for violent law enforcement. Later on the 11th, there was a clash between the police and the protesters, and the police fired tear gas at the protesters.