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Joe Biden called for a “full-blown investigation” into whether the Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright did so intentionally or accidentally.
Brooklyn Center, MN police on Monday released bodycam footage of the moments leading to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
The bodycam footage showed the police were in the process of cuffing Wright during a traffic stop when he broke free and jumped in his car.
The officer screamed, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before she discharged her weapon.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon called the shooting of Daunte Wright an “accidental discharge.”
“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to employ their taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” he said.
Biden called for a full-blown investigation.
“But I think we’ve got to wait and see what the investigation shows, the entire investigation. You all watched, I assume, as I did, the film, the bodycam, which is fairly graphic,” said Biden during a meeting in the White House.
“The question is, was it an accident, was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation. But in the meantime, I want to make it clear again, there is absolutely no justification for violence. Peaceful protests? Understandable,” he said.
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