Daunte Wright’s Family Hopes For Same George Floyd Verdict

Family members of police shooting victim Daunte Wright are feeling hopeful after the verdict came in on George Floyd‘s case. The slain man’s aunt, Naisha Wright reportedly stated the ruling has given her and other relatives some confidence that there’s still a chance for justice.


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Daunte Wright’s Family Is Hopeful

Naisha also stated when George Floyd’s murderer Derek Chauvin was rightfully charged, she felt that “real change” might be possible in cases for victims like her nephew’s. The Wright family is currently preparing for Daunte’s funeral, which will be held Thursday, April 22.

Grieving Parents Of Daunte Wright Thank Protestors + Supporters

Earlier this month, Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, thanked the people who have protested on behalf of her son. Daunte, 20, was killed on April 11 when police officer Kim Potter shot him during a traffic stop. Potter claims she mistook her gun for her taser.

“Thank you, so much, for the support and standing by us and making sure my son’s name has been heard and asking for justice.”

Daunte’s father, Aubrey Wright, also weighed in on the officer’s explanation.

“I lost my son. He is never coming back. I can’t accept that. A mistake? That doesn’t even sound right.”

Daunte Wright’s Cop Shooter Resigns

Last week, according to reports, the white cop who killed Wright resigned 48 hours after the world took action with Black Lives Matter protests and awareness. The city’s police chief also resigned along with the cop.

The resignations from Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon came two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Potter, a 26-year veteran, had been on administrative leave following Sunday’s shooting, which happened as the Minneapolis area was already on edge over the trial of the first of four police officers in George Floyd’s death. (AP News)

Chance The Rapper Calls Out Cops

Last week, Chicago hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper went to Instagram with a powerful message. While his post is caption-less, CTR does use an illustration reading “Cops Aren’t Supposed To Kill Guilty People Either” to show his state of mind.