Police Chief Says Wright Shooting An ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Mayor Calls It ‘Deeply Tragic’

Police Chief Says Wright Shooting An ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Mayor Calls It ‘Deeply Tragic’ 1

 

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police chief Tim Gannon and Mayor Mike Elliott brief reporters on the Daunte Wright officer-involved shooting. Aired on 04/12/2021.
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Police Chief Says Wright Shooting An ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Mayor Calls It ‘Deeply Tragic’

90 Comments on "Police Chief Says Wright Shooting An ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Mayor Calls It ‘Deeply Tragic’"

  1. Daniel Dashnaw | April 12, 2021 at 2:11 PM | Reply

    An accidental discharge because the cop doesn’t know the difference between her gun and her tazer?

    • Police trainer “whenever a person of color is involved in a stop. . Always Lock and load weapons first..if gun is “accidentally” discharged… oh well ..”another one bites the dust”.

    • He failed to obey

      *Bye Fallicia*

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      @Christopher Powell I used to fabricate hidden body cams for law enforcement agencies including those in the DOJ. Cameras are a blessing and a curse.

    • and now it’s time for the riots and looting..great excuse to get free stuff and destroy things…go blm!!!!!

    • A senior officer,couldn’t tell the difference between a taser and a glock , then how did she know whether to unholster the weapon at all,just saying.

  2. So the cop doesn’t even know if he’s holding a taser or a gun?! I don’t get how you can graduate training and be released to patrol the street if you can’t even tell the difference.

  3. Vacation Impossible | April 12, 2021 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    So did the cop not know the difference between a gun and a taser or did they just have horrible trigger discipline?

    • That’s what I’m wondering, like I was even confused why she was yelling taser, taser, that clearly was not yellow like most of the police tasers I’ve seen. Or at least any yellow on it. And is there not a decent weight difference that u would notice? The only up close taser gun I’ve seen by a local cop looked plastic almost. I’d guess they’re a lil stronger, but still not the weight of a steel firearm. Am I wrong?

    • Calvin R. Johnson Jr. | April 12, 2021 at 3:26 PM | Reply

      @Craig D I agree

    • Vacation Impossible
      She was scared, then she wasn’t scared… then she was scared… and then she wasn’t scared… she got confused?

      NO! She murdered the kid as he was driving away.

    • @DAVID TRYON I thought the weight is much different too….

    • @Lady K M yea I agree, and u can def see in the video the other offers tasers clearly have the yellow. Her standing back and not even being 1 of the hands on cops, “in the heat of the moment” she still should have seen the missing yellowness besides the weight difference. This is sad again. It’s like never ending. And the army lieutenant who was clearly mistreated in Virginia, that video just came out yesterday when it happened in December. More bs, the 1 thing that chief today did right was imeadeatly releasing the video. As it should be. Its recorded and stored in real time, we have the right before they could possibly edit it. It’s just sad. Because it continues to happen.

  4. A black military man is peppered sprayed without provocation in Virginia. Now, this cop can’t tell the difference between a taser gun and Glock? They need to stop hiring rejects.

    • @stevenp25100 it all comes down to training. They don’t train these officers and they don’t have the time and 300 a month to go to mma classes. So ya more and more officers resort to using their guns because they are not trained to fight and subdue people

    • stevenp25100 | April 12, 2021 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      @MrL TLB it’s been being cut for months now

    • stevenp25100 | April 12, 2021 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      @Brian Holmes the media stopped covering that mass shooting when it’s was released the shooter wasn’t white. That’s just a fact. It’s how the media sees everything

    • @CasinoVa Beach ah yes but the town he lives in is extremely red🤠

    • Your Big Head Cousin | April 12, 2021 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      Reject? She graduated high school and passed a 6 week training course.

  5. Michael Ulbricht | April 12, 2021 at 2:15 PM | Reply

    If an officer doesn’t know the difference between firing a gun and a taser, then they shouldn’t be allowed to use either!

  6. Ash Youth Counsellor | April 12, 2021 at 2:16 PM | Reply

    That’s a new one! Couldn’t remember if he was holding a taser or a gun. Creative

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 12, 2021 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      @Gustavo Nomeli everyone saw the video. The cop totally fked up, but the kid fcked up worse. He didn’t do anything right and he accidentally got offed. Whoever taught him that is who killed him.

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 12, 2021 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @Claude Williams who’s laughing? I’m educating you all

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 12, 2021 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @Claude Williams I’m not down with graven images. People who are desensitized to death don’t respect its permanence.

    • Claude Williams | April 12, 2021 at 8:27 PM | Reply

      @CasinoVa Beach you can miss me with your teaching skills

    • Laquinton Wagner's Black Life Matters | April 12, 2021 at 10:36 PM | Reply

      @CasinoVa Beach still not a reason to murder us.

  7. Chriatopher Barnes | April 12, 2021 at 2:18 PM | Reply

    Soo i should see charges for murder. When a death is attributed to lack of training someone needs to go to jail.

    • @Chriatopher Barnes … Really? “If you’re not outraged you’re part of the problem??!!” How about, if you exaggerate the problem, you’re part of the problem. An officer who FAILS to execute her training is not evidence that she was not properly trained. As far as fomenting rage, that solves what problem, exactly? Give examples please.

    • Chriatopher Barnes | April 12, 2021 at 3:41 PM | Reply

      @K. G. R. Really showing your compassion for black people shot by police.

    • SuperSpyKindaGuy Sanders | April 12, 2021 at 4:16 PM | Reply

      @K. G. R. The whole culture of protecting belligerently lazy, racist cops is toxic. Don’t say it’s just one officer when it’s a systemic problem and black people pay a lot of the price for it. You love to say ‘its JUST one rotten apple’ but you always forget that the bad one that all the other apples let rot are part of the problem too.

    • Chantelle IsAfricaBound | April 12, 2021 at 4:20 PM | Reply

      👹🤮Dear USA 🤮👹

      AFRICAN AMERICANS LEAVING AMERIKKKA… I really appreciate your hate and racism … BANKS ON THE CONTINENT ARE GETTING STIMMY DEPOSITS …… I can never be mad at RACISTS… you’re helping AFRICA GROW… Black celebs are RELOCATING AND BUILDING HOMES IN AFRICA … OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WILL NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT A WHITE COP, JUDGE, TEACHER OR PRESIDENT EVER AGAIN… keep up the great work… we need more AFRICAN AMERICANS to drop their pensions, life savings, and investment capital onto our ancestor’s homeland … THE VOTER SUPPRESSION IS AMAZING… I had so many emails and dms from blacks who said they would never leave… wow you are breaking thru to the most brainwashed blacks… they’re saving, planning and preparing… and y’all all know what happened the last time we left your plantations… AMERIKKKA HAVENT BEEN THE SAME SINCE… shoutout to OBAMA & the new BLACK FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT lol➡️💋🌍✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾

    • YES! Totally agree with you, Barnes!!

  8. Frank Tillery | April 12, 2021 at 2:20 PM | Reply

    Did the officer not even realize which of the two weapons he/she drew from the holster? I cannot imagine that a gun and taser have the same weight.

    • Charlotte DeesOneAndOnly | April 12, 2021 at 5:42 PM | Reply

      Exactly 💔😒

    • @Liberal Dumbfuck WHO SAID I WAS A LIBERAL? Looks like I caught you too there bro. And what is with the name? Did you just create that user name to bash on Youtube people you don’t agree with? What’s going on with that bro?

    • Liberal Dumbfuck | April 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM | Reply

      @Zachary I dont know. Did someone directly call you a liberal? Or is that what you “understood” from my comment. Or did you just associate that with what I said because in reality you are one? No one said you were a liberal. But the fact you drew that conclusion is a very good tell.

    • Charles/marilyn Billington | April 12, 2021 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      @Liberal Dumbfuck the police use millitary grade tasers they also emits more voltage.

    • Liberal Dumbfuck | April 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      @Charles/marilyn Billington ok.

  9. Cameron Jennings | April 12, 2021 at 2:23 PM | Reply

    My heart hurts. I need to get checked out, this country is a painful place to be

    • Cameron Jennings. If you don’t like America you are free to leave. No one is stopping you. I have traveled all over the world and maybe you need to go on a nice secluded island in the Caribbean. I have been there and it’s very beautiful and peaceful. America is horrible now because we have a Dictator in Chief running the Country.

    • @Liberal Dumbfuck Seriously. What do you expect from someone who is using the name Black Queen? If I used White Queen as my name then I would be called a White Supremacist and thrown off YT. She is obviously someone who always plays the race card. It’s so tiresome and 😴 boring.

    • @Marcus Hardeman No thanks. I will stay. I’m not the one posturing is if I’m going to leave the country, exaggerating the problem and posturing for the sake of drama. The officer obviously made a stupid stupid mistake. And she obviously should not be a police officer. But if people want to cite this as a reason to leave the country, by all means, just leave and quit pretending.

    • @Adonis Stroke … Okay, people like you continue to claim that America is a horrible place to live. I think you’re wrong, so I will stay. But if you think you’re right, by all means, pack your bags and go to one of those countries that you believe is so much better. By the way, can you name one? I didn’t think so.

    • Adonis Stroke | April 12, 2021 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      @K. G. R. You first. You are ruining this county. Hence Trump losing. 😉

  10. Aren’t we suppose to hold cops to a HIGHER STANDARD!??!
    Lame excuse… arrest her… a person is Dead…

  11. Insignificant360 | April 12, 2021 at 2:26 PM | Reply

    If qualified immunity comes up this would be the best case for getting rid of it.

    • Chantelle IsAfricaBound | April 12, 2021 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      AFRICAN AMERICANS LEAVING AMERIKKKA… I really appreciate your hate and racism … BANKS ON THE CONTINENT ARE GETTING STIMMY DEPOSITS …… I can never be mad at RACISTS… you’re helping AFRICA GROW… Black celebs are RELOCATING AND BUILDING HOMES IN AFRICA … OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WILL NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT A WHITE COP, JUDGE, TEACHER OR PRESIDENT EVER AGAIN… keep up the great work… we need more AFRICAN AMERICANS to drop their pensions, life savings, and investment capital onto our ancestor’s homeland … THE VOTER SUPPRESSION IS AMAZING… I had so many emails and dms from blacks who said they would never leave… wow you are breaking thru to the most brainwashed blacks… they’re saving, planning and preparing… and y’all all know what happened the last time we left your plantations… AMERIKKKA HAVENT BEEN THE SAME SINCE… shoutout to OBAMA & the new BLACK FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT lol….✌🏾🌍👑😘

  12. Mark messick | April 12, 2021 at 2:27 PM | Reply

    Just one more reason why I am retiring in the Philippines as soon as air travel is possible, I lived in the USA for 61 years and very proud American, but the United states is out of control in so many ways

    • @Zachary It’s played out every night on my TV screen watching any of the big 3 lying, biased, fake news channels. They stoke hate and division every single day, even the local channels.

    • @lulu in hollywood
      Mexico is a very welcoming country.
      Where to go depends on how much Spanish you speak
      Stay away from border towns

    • Good luck to you sir, but SE Asia has its own problems too, and will likely be the epicenter for world war 3 between the West and China within the next 3 to 10 years. China has become the new scapegoat for the failures of the United States government during the last 2 decades. Too busy funding senseless wars in the Middle East, while our society rotted from the inside out, and an entire generation drowned in student debt. I currently live in Asia, and while its “peaceful” for now, most of the governments here are run by corrupt regimes which will inevitably collapse (see Myanmar) under pressure from invading Chinese corporations, pandemic effects on poor health systems, ethnic/religious conflicts, and democratic revolutions. The future of the entire world is looking grim…

    • @Zachary … If you were logical, you would realize that absolutely nothing in my post even attempts to justify the officer’s conduct. Maybe reasoning isn’t your thing.

    • @Marcy Anderson … Marcy, quit pretending. You’re not going anywhere. Who are you kidding? If I’m wrong, send a postcard.

  13. Chris ONeill | April 12, 2021 at 2:27 PM | Reply

    That’s a relief: it was an accidental discharge. So I guess Daunte Wright isn’t really dead.

  14. Started shooting guns on the farm at 6 years old. My Dad taught me then you never put your finger on the trigger unless you’re ready to take the shot. Seems to me these cops aren’t as well trained as a 1st grader.

  15. Yeah, the taser weighs about 10% of a fully-loaded pistol. Good one!!

  16. Recruit, do you know the difference between a tazer and a gun?
    _I bought donuts for everyone._
    Welcome to the squad, son.

  17. Nathan Handley | April 12, 2021 at 3:20 PM | Reply

    It is very sad for the family and friends of Daunte Wright. Equally as sad is the fact that we as Americans are so accustomed to these types of incidents happening. We all need to take a collective pause and look in the mirror and truly be brutally honest about what we stand for in America and how we want to treat other people.

  18. I have a friend who accidently shot and killed his brother while target shooting. He is sitting in jail doing 5yrs for man slaughter. I doubt the trigger happy cop who shot Daunte will even see the inside of a courtroom let alone go to jail.

  19. Gypsy Outlaw | April 12, 2021 at 3:46 PM | Reply

    “I thought it was my tazer.” I thought cops were largely untrained and over praised, one of us is right.

    • @Gypsy Outlaw Well, today I was thinking about those cop classes we’ve all seen…where they are given blank ammo and have to make a split decision if some placard coming out a closed door or behind a wall is a bad guy or average joe. I was wondering if you went to that class, everyday, for months, to train you to make the right choice in a second…..would it make you perfect? At the end of 6 months would a person make the right call 100% of the time? My point= cops are human just like everyone. I cut them some slack making life decisions in a fraction of a second

    • @mark price He isn’t black… and YES, the Lieutenant was abused.

    • @mark price Lets see a Black cop shoot a civilian female in the back of the head while driving away… and the WHITE X-tians are just fine with that?

      Lets see a WHITE cop pepper spray and abuse a WHITE service man or woman… and watch the Fabric of Society strengthen…

      NOT!

    • @mark price Lieutenant was smacked, kicked in the legs and shoved to the ground. Lets see how Your kids would like that kind of treatment.

    • Greg Kerdeman | April 12, 2021 at 10:47 PM | Reply

      @eltorocal maybe the Lt should not have resisted

  20. A trained professional law enforcement agent couldn’t tell which side on her hip a deadly weapon is Vs a taser. This has to stop already. This is so dam insane.

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