Daunte Wright’s Family Agrees to $3.25M Settlement with Brooklyn Center

Daunte Wright's Family Agrees to $3.25M Settlement with Brooklyn Center
Daunte Wright's Family Agrees to $3.25M Settlement with Brooklyn Center (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul)

A Minneapolis suburb agreed to pay $3.25 million to the family of Daunte Wright, a black motorist killed by a white police officer who fired her handgun instead of her Taser, his family’s lawyers said.

Attorneys said in a statement Tuesday that the settlement of Wright’s family’s wrongful death lawsuit against Brooklyn Center won’t be finalized until more training for the city’s police officers is agreed upon, Reuters reports.

“The comprehensive settlement in this tragic case will provide a meaningful measure of accountability to the family for their deep loss,” they said. “The family hopes his legacy is a positive one and prevents any other family from enduring this type of grief.”

On April 11, 2021, Wright was gunned down when seasoned police officer Kimberly Potter mistook her handgun for a Taser and started firing on the 20-year-old as he allegedly resisted officers who pulled him over in a Minneapolis suburb.

She was sentenced to 2 years in prison after being found guilty of manslaughter. 

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