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Officer mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser at Daunte Wright, police say

Officer mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser at Daunte Wright, police say

Tim Gannon, police chief of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota said the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright appeared to be an ’accidental discharge’ by a cop who drew her gun instead of her Taser. Gannon showed a video footage an officer trying to handcuff Wright next to the car, before he breaks free and gets back inside the car. A second then officer yells, ’Taser, Taser, Taser,’ before firing one shot.

a commoner
a commoner 3 weeks

Robert, I agree had he not tried to run the officer would not have made the mistake and he would have still been alive. EZ I agree this was due to stress. Race had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Robert_Clearwater 3 weeks

You can argue and fuss about (((racist))) police but at the end of the day if this guy would've just calmed down he'd still be alive.

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 3 weeks

I carry my less lethal for left handed use so I never make this mistake, and I'm a civilian. If a drunk tries to punch me, sure, I'd never have to act so he is the one who sets the events in motion, but if I kill when I'm not justified in doing so, I go down for it. Cops aren't a higher form of life entitled to kill in order to avoid risk, and immunity results in exactly that. Ironically, shooting a person in that situation is not unheard of, so the officer should've just left it at that. Eluding in a hazardous manner is called felony eluding, and stopping a fleeing felon who poses a risk to the public (which he did by definition of the felony level eluding) is a justification for lethal force under necessary force doctrine, legally speaking. Ergo, if the situation is deemed to have justified lethal force, the supposed mix up is irrelevant, if it was found to have not justified lethal force, immunity from prosecution for mistakes a civilian would go down for needs to end, bc society apparently forget that being a peace officer does not make one a soldier in a warzone under the laws of land warfare and his nation's UCMJ, bc he is still a civilian in a civilian agency, and the law needs to reflect that.

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 3 weeks

MORE TRAINING!!! If she can't tell the weight/feel difference between a tazer and a gun that's a F. I. N. G. PROBLEM!

Omega 3 weeks

I watched the video and it seemed to me, at least, that she thought she had her taser in her hand. It sounded like she was confused / incredulous when she instead shot him. That's just my impression based on the one police body cam I saw. I need to see more videos before I would consider myself sure of anything.

Doug Star
Doug Star 3 weeks

The KKKop mistakenly aimed and fired. . Typical of badly trained public servants. They lie to cover each other. Penetrating the blue line is very difficult. Watch how the family of the deceased is paid off...just like in George Floyd's murder. Pay the family off and watch the show trial. It is never gonna get any better. Why wasn't the suspect' s car properly secured to avoid all of this?

kaleb 3 weeks

Well thats an oops that you can't take back. Wtf

Test Steam
Test Steam 3 weeks

Inexperienced? She clearly panicked. Why oh why do people not just behave and not push the cops. Did she stuff up sure. But I guess that most people would not behave in a calm and collected manner when faced with a potential death situation.

Tom 3 weeks

The fact that she made a "mistake" doesn't remove the criminality of her actions. She is still guilty of manslaughter and should be tried in a court of law, with a racially mixed jury to decide her fate. If a black man or women killed someone by "mistake" what would happen to them? Get the point?

eclipseNF 3 weeks


James Sanford (Retroambassador)
James Sanford (Retroambassador) 3 weeks

Only an idiot would believe that excuse.

MIDESSA 3 weeks

Well I feel much safer knowing we are being protected by people that cant distinguish between their firearm and a taser when in a stressful situation. Think maybe she should've pursued a different career path? Also wonder how many other badge packing shakable Sallies we got out there with a gun and taser? Yep definitely feeling much safer now.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 3 weeks

That cop is definitely not cut out to be an officer. Jail time I say, but that said, intention does matter. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, she took a life and should be charged accordingly.

OffsideJRZ2 3 weeks

Been stopped by cops so many times for either speeding, or ID checks, etc.. and somehow it’s always smooth sales. Why? Because if they signal me to stop I stop -.-‘ You give cops reasons to get agitated? What happens afterwards it’s your problem in my opinion.

Rocket 3 weeks

Awwww, just look at the "nice" boy in the photo versus the CRIMINAL THUG he actually was, carrying around a STOLEN GLOCK GUN and flashing large wads of cash on social media.

EezeyyZ 3 weeks

I don't get why they have to put "Black" in there, he's just a man, come on...

Rick 3 weeks

If you can't figure out the difference between your taser and your handgun you have no right to be in possession of either, especially if it's your job. It's a mute point of what the victim did at that point.

R_Forde 3 weeks

Wow us that a bias picture to use.

Doug 3 weeks

Solid local sources often censored by Newsvoice

mister 3 weeks

some low life savage with a criminal record who was resisting arrest...

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