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Daunte Wright’s Family Balks At Plan To Take Down Memorial

Posters stand on the south lawn Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis where jury selection begins for former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who says she meant to grab her Taser instead of her handgun when she shot and killed motorist Daunte Wright. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Plans to take down a memorial at the suburban Minneapolis intersection where Daunte Wright was fatally shot by a police officer are on hold after his family complained.

Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, said she, her husband, and the family’s attorney will meet with Brooklyn Center officials on Tuesday. She told the Star Tribune that the memorial is “not hurting anybody but it will hurt a lot of people taking it down.”

Daunte Wright was killed on April 11 after Brooklyn Center officers pulled over the 20-year-old Black man for having expired license tags and an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. Kim Potter said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she shot Wright. She was sentenced last month to two years in prison.



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