A Minneapolis suburb pays a $3.25 million settlement to Daunte Wright’s household.
The household filed a wrongful-death swimsuit towards Brooklyn Middle, Minn., after officer Kim Potter fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, on April 11, 2021.
The settlement additionally consists of new coaching necessities for Brooklyn Middle police surrounding visitors stops, “officer intervention, implicit bias, weapons confusion, de-escalation and psychological well being crises.”
“Nothing can clarify or fill the vacancy in our lives with out Daunte or our continued grief on the mindless manner he died,” Wright’s mother and father, Katie and Arbuey, mentioned Tuesday in an announcement to native ABC affiliate KSTP. “However in his title, we’ll transfer ahead, and it was vital to us that his loss be used for optimistic change in the neighborhood, not only for a monetary settlement for our household.”
Potter, 49, was convicted in December 2021 on two counts of manslaughter for killing Wright throughout a visitors cease in Brooklyn Middle. A 26-year legislation enforcement veteran, Potter mentioned she mistook her firearm for her Taser when she shot at Wright.
Physique-camera video confirmed Potter yelling “Taser! Taser! Taser!” earlier than she killed Wright.
Potter was sentenced in February to 2 years in jail.
“As we speak the justice system murdered him yet again,” Katie Wright mentioned in response to Potter’s gentle sentence.