Daunte Wright's Mother Katie Makes a Plea for Justice as She Speaks Out on Her Son's Death
In the wake of Daunte Wright's death, his family and loved ones are speaking out, but it appears they don't think there will ever be enough justice to heal their pain. At a news conference held recently, his mom, Katie, said:
"There is never going to be justice for us. We are still going to bury our son. We are still never going to be able to see our baby boy."
For Katie, even if justice is served, it would never bring her son back. Instead, she asked for the officer involved in her son's death to be held accountable. The bereaved mother said:
"... I do want accountability, a hundred percent accountability."
Katie reiterated that even if ex-officer Kim Potter is convicted, they would still have to bury their son. For her, the experience is an incredibly painful one because no matter what, the 20-year-old is gone forever.
Daunte's father, Aubrey Wright, said the 20-year-old was much loved by his family and added that it was impossible for young black men not to be scared of the police.
Destiny, Daunte's sister, noted that they would miss his smile, jokes, and everything about him. She described the 20-year-old as the most delightful person she knew.
Distraught citizens have also taken to the streets, protesting, yelling, and chanting for Potter's conviction.
Daunte was driving with his girlfriend on Sunday when Potter and another cop she was field training pulled him over for an expired registration tag on his car.
The officers soon found that he had an outstanding arrest warrant and attempted to bring him into custody, but the 20-year-old got back into his car. In response, Potter announced that she would tase Daunte but then shot him instead.
'There is never going to be justice for us': Daunte Wright's family speaks out as ex-officer makes first court appearance. The latest on this case coming up on @TODAYshow @BreakingChesky https://t.co/Mz7cZO4o3M— Erika Angulo (@ErikaJournal) April 16, 2021
Potter is now facing charges of second-degree manslaughter and has appeared in a Hennepin County courtroom. She has, however, not entered a plea and is expected to appear again in court on May 17.
Following the tragic incident, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz expressed his grief over Daunte's death and voiced his concerns over the endangerment of the black community in the state.
These are the just-released mugshots of former police officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot Daunte Wright. She's being charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. pic.twitter.com/5Pedh86Wuo— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 14, 2021