MN - Daunte Wright, 20, fatally shot by police during traffic stop, Brooklyn Center, 11 April 2021

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    Total cluster for sure.
    I wonder if the arresting officer was the one that she was training and she was trying to take control for whatever reason.
    I do believe it was a mistake but she is responsible for Daunte’s death due to several wrong choices she made and needs to pay for his death to the full extent of the law.
     
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    Totally agree on your comments about being a LEO. I am a nurse and know nurse’s who have stayed too long in the field and were not able to do the job anymore properly. I hope - and have always planned to - I will be able to leave when I am unable to nurse properly due to physical or whatever constraints - no matter my financial situation. I’m not saying that’s the case here but you do have to be alert in life and death situations and be able to respond appropriately.
     
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    Police officers killed more than 1,100 people in 2020, according to Mapping Police Violence.
    • That averages out to about three police killings each day.
    • Nearly 30% of those killed were Black and more than 20% were Hispanic.
    Only 16 of the 1,128 incidents resulted in charges filed against the officer — a mere .01%. Even fewer resulted in convictions.

    The Washington Post's Fatal Force project, which tracks fatal shootings committed by on-duty police officers, reported 1,020 gun deaths at the hands of the police during 2020 and also found that Black people and Hispanic people were shot and killed by officers at a disproportionate rate.
    There were only 18 days in 2020 that the police didn't kill somebody, according to police accountability data
     
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    WOW.
     
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    Daunte. Aware of Crim Charges? A Robbery Victim?
    FWIW, from Daily Mail, April 16:
    "... details of Wright's final months have emerged with a friend telling DailyMail.com that the father-of-one had hoped to become a mechanic but had been sucked into street life.
    "Lord Anthony Lowry, 30, said Wright had been on the run for months after missing an August 20 court date and had spent his life flitting from home to home in a bid to avoid police.
    He also told how Wright had been the victim of a robbery a few months ago after a weed deal went wrong.
    He said: 'He'd been in trouble for a couple of years. He'd been on the run for a good minute – I don't know how long for but he told me he was on the run for a good bit now.
    " bbm

    Per above, Daunte was robbery victim of a few months ago. I wonder if perp held him at gun point, like he allegedly held party hostess for ~ $820. at gunpoint in Dec 2019. IDK. my2ct.

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    Daunte Wright's girlfriend says officer who shot him 'should know right from wrong' | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Good morning all!

    I've wondered about that myself, and I'm sure we will know the answer at trial.

    This city has a population of only 30k. We will learn in due time if she ever had to use her taser before or how many times she has had to pull her hangun.

    IRDK, but I have read articles where many officers never had to use their gun during the entire time on the force before they retired with many years of service.

    That does make logical sense to me since police officers ..which are close to a million in total, yet a little over a thousand individuals every year are shot, and killed by police officers nationwide.

    I hope we can agree that not every one they come in contact with are non threatening citizens, but many can be very dangerous with a lot of them having a long violent criminal history who may have illegal firearms on themselves when they came in contact with the police.

    They also come in contact with over two and a half million people each year in total in the line of duty. Due to the protests, and unrest we've seen that contact number may be even be higher now.

    But, we will see how often KP used either her handgun, or taser.

    As for her using her taser, and how many times if any before this..I'm sure that will come up at her trial.

    Jmho
     
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    Abigail Cerra, a Minneapolis civil rights lawyer and a member of the Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission, said it was unclear why the officers stopped him for an expired registration, an issue for many drivers in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

    But two aspects of the case, she said, were infuriatingly familiar: that Mr. Wright was Black, and that the police tasked with delivering him safely to the courts, where violations of the law are supposed to be adjudicated, effectively delivered a death sentence.

    Patrick Yoes, a retired sheriff’s office captain and president of the national Fraternal Order of Police.

    “In a lot of cities it has to do with people feeling hopeless,” he said. “It’s poverty, it’s a failing education system. It’s all of these things that are vitally important to stability of a community.”

    That instability often places officers in situations in which they confront individuals who may be dangerous and noncompliant, he said. Part of the reason society has been unable to prevent deadly encounters between law enforcement and the community is that some people are unwilling to discuss the real challenges of crime that officers sometimes encounter, he said.


    “It’s just another example of a nothing offense escalated to lethality,” Ms. Cerra said.

    Throughout Trial Over George Floyd’s Death, Killings by Police Mount
     
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    I think that you have to consider that police officers are working in an environment where they have to interact with criminals. Criminals who can and most often do, threaten police officers lives. Therefore the very nature of their careers mean that they are more apt to have to fire their weapons.
     
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    https://pa.courts.state.mn.us/default.aspx

    Case# 27-CR-21-7460
    4/14/21 - KP arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter, Culpable Negligence Creating Unreasonable Risk 609.205(1)
    (maximum penalty of 10 years) Bail set at $100,000

    4/14/21 - KP posted bail / released
    4/15/21 - KP Initial appearance , 1:30pm, Hennepin County
    5/17/21 - Omnibus Hearing, 1:30pm
     
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    I'm several pages behind, so this may have been covered already... I found the following article at the NYPost:

    Daunte Wright was facing attempted robbery case when killed by cop

    QUOTE:
    "Wright was later arrested in the case and released on $100,000 bail. But he violated his bail conditions in July when he failed to stay in touch with his court monitor, the papers said."

    I mean, this could be why the summons to court never found its way to him, couldn't it?
     
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    LEO I know personally say this too - that many officers never pull their hand gun in the line of duty. HOWEVER, they do pull it often in training... many many more times than they pull their tasers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    It might of had something to do with his warrant for robbery.

    For example, as the police did not know who was driving the car per se, they might not have been able to stop it on the basis that the registered owner had a felony warrant.

    But, if the car had expired registration, they could stop it regardless of who was driving. The driver, once identified, could then be arrested for any outstanding warrants.
     
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    He did NOT have a warrant for felony robbery.
    He had a trial date for that. All relevant links are posted upthread.
    This was to do with a non appearance at a zoom hearing.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand your question?
     
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    OK.....

    What could be the concequences if one fails to appear for a Court hearing (whether zoom or in person does not matter) pertaining to a charge of felony robbery?

    Might the police be authorized to arrest such a person? Could that involve the reinstatement of an arrest warrant?

    According to this defense attorney, missing a court date leads to the judge issuing an arrest warrant for the original charge (go figure):

    What Happens If You Fail to Appear for Court? — #LadyJustice Speaks.
     
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