Civil rights leaders present help for Wright family at Manhattan occasion

Civil rights activists including attorney Ben Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton were in Manhattan Wednesday to seek justice for Daunte Wright and his family.

They were joined by Trayvon Martin’s mothers, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, who each offered their support to Katie Wright, Daunte Wright’s mother.

“I want her to know that she now has a Guardian Angel forever,” said Leslie McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, of Katie Wright.

As the Wright family prepared for their 20-year-old son’s funeral, they learned Monday that the policeman who shot and killed him – Kim Potter – would be charged with manslaughter.

The charges against the former Brooklyn Center police officer came three days after Wright’s death during a traffic obstruction and in the course of the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd last May.

The former Brooklyn Center police chief said Potter, a 26-year-old veteran and training officer, intended to use her taser on Wright but fired her pistol instead. However, protesters and Wright’s family members say there is no excuse for the shooting and that this shows how the judicial system has tilted against blacks. Wright was stopped for expired car registration and ended up dead.

Close modally

Suggest a correction

Comments are closed.