Medical Examiner’s Office Declares Daunte Wright’s Death Murder
MADRID, 13 Apr. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The mayor of Minneapolis has declared a curfew in the city in the wake of the incidents unleashed after the death of another African American at the hands of the police.
From Monday night, starting at 7:00 p.m. (local time), the curfew will come into effect, which will last until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday. This measure will be applied since a state of emergency has been declared in the city.
“The anguish we are suffering cannot be translated into violence, destroying livelihoods, destroying locally owned businesses in which our communities have poured their heart and soul for decades,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called in a press conference, reports CNN.
“The crumbling of the sacrifices that people have made for so long, cannot, will not be tolerated. We must seek peace tonight,” Frey urged.
Also the mayor of St. Paul, Melvin Carter, has announced that this same curfew will prevail in the municipality, while the governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has also declared a curfew in three counties – Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka -, one of them where Daunte Wright was murdered.
On the other hand, the mayor of the city of Brooklyn Center – where Wright was assassinated – Mike Elliott, has reported that the command authority of the Police Department has been transferred to his office after a vote in the city council, while it has also announced that the administrator of the municipality, Curt Boganey, has been relieved of his duties.
US President Joe Biden has spoken about the death of the African-American citizen through his Twitter account, where he has assured that it is necessary to “rebuild trust and guarantee accountability so that no one is above the law” .
“Today I am thinking of Daunte Wright and his family, and the pain, anger and trauma that black America experiences every day,” the president wrote, hours after asking for calm and “wait and see what lies ahead. the investigation”.
Daunte Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death has been ruled manslaughter, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The police officer who killed the young African-American this Sunday in Minneapolis would have mistaken his pistol for the taser, according to the camera carried by the policeman himself, who recorded what happened.
The agent is provisionally discharged and an investigation has been opened by the Minnesota Office of Criminal Detention. Wright’s death has sparked protests against racism and police violence, since in that same city last year the African-American George Floyd died, drowning during a police arrest.