Vigil Marks One Year Since Daunte Wright's Death In Brooklyn Center
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) -- On Monday, community members and loved ones came together to remember a young father killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center one year ago.
Daunte Wright was shot and killed during a traffic stop on April 11, 2021.
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His loved ones returned to his memorial Monday with balloons, flowers and signs. As night fell, the group lit candles, prayed and shared stories.
U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was on hand and spent time talking with Daunte's mother, Katie Wright.
Kim Potter, the officer who pulled the trigger, is serving a 16-month sentence in prison. She said she was trying to stop Wright from driving away during a traffic stop when she confused her handgun for her Taser.
Wright's death has led to policy changes within Brooklyn Center when it comes to public safety protocols and mental health crisis responses.
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