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'I Never Imagined This': Daunte Wright's Family Calls For Accountability

The family, joined by their lawyer Benjamin Crump and George Floyd's relatives, questioned why police felt the need to use force, in the form of a Taser or gun, on Wright.
Katie Wright, mother of Daunte, broke into tears Tuesday recounting her last conversation with her son, who called her for advice after being pulled over by police. An officer shot him shortly after. Source: Stephen Maturen

In their first public press conference, the family of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., expressed grief and anger, called for accountability, and questioned why police felt the need to use any force on their son.

Katie Wright, Daunte's mother, recounted the phone call she had with her son when he called to ask for advice after police pulled him over. She said he told her he'd been pulled. Police officials have since said the reason for the stop was expired registration tags.

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