The liberal media, along with many Americans will never draw consider the criminal histories of black men who die in police custody. Reporting the full story does not fit the left's absurd narrative that law enforcement is out to kill African Americans.
When Brooklyn Center police fatally shot Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021, he was "on the run" from law enforcement for committing aggravated robbery. Wright was charged with aggravated robbery for an incident that occurred in December 2019, court documents showed. Additionally, there was a warrant for Wright's arrest when Brooklyn Police said they pulled him over for expired license plate tabs on April 11, 2021, and one officer accidentally fatally shot him, mistaking her Taser weapon with her fire arm. However, there are now multiple reports circulating in the (fake) news and on the internet challenging those charges. To help readers sort facts from misleading information, what follows is an investigation into criminal allegations involving Wright.
According to Minnesota’s online database of court records, Wright allegedly choked and threatened a woman with a handgun while robbing her. According to that document, he and a high school friend went over to an apartment in Osseo (a neighboring suburb to the town where Wright died called Brooklyn Center), to party one night in December 2019. At the end of the hangout, around 2:30 a.m., the young men supposedly could not find a ride home, so two women who lived in the home allowed them to sleep on the floor. The next morning, after one of the women left for work, her roommate told authorities that Wright blocked the apartment’s exit, pulled out a handgun, and demanded that she hand over $820 in cash, the statement alleged. She supposedly had the money to pay rent. The document continued: The $820 cash was tucked in the VICTIM’s bra and DEFENDANT WRIGHT placed his hand around VICTIM’s neck and choked her while trying to pull the cash out from under her bra. […] DEFENDANT WRIGHT then told her that he would shoot her and said “Give me the money and we will go”. DEFENDANT WRIGHT then tried to choke VICTIM a second time and tried to take her money. After an unknown amount of time passed, the female victim identified Wright and his friend as the alleged perpetrators by looking at photograph line-ups, according to the complaint.
But I want to be fair here. There is another story circulating that alleges Wright was “On the Run” before his police encounter. Yes, there was a warrant out for Wright’s arrest at the time of his death, but that warrant was unrelated to the above-outlined case involving $820 in cash, thus debunking the story. he claim that Wright was wanted for aggravated robbery back in February and that he had been on the run ever since,” was a mischaracterization of Wright’s history with Minnesota’s criminal justice system.
Records suggest that on Dec. 4, 2019, authorities indeed filed paperwork to issue a warrant for his arrest for the alleged robbery in Osseo. But, about two days later, law enforcement fulfilled that warrant; they arrested Wright and his friend. Wright quickly posted bond, as outlined via the documentation displayed below, and agreed to follow the court’s orders so he could leave jail. Then, the following summer, officers with the neighboring Minneapolis Police Department cited Wright for carrying a pistol without a permit and trying to evade their directions (both misdemeanor offenses), the records showed.
Here’s the probable-cause statement written by police outlining their case against Wright: Because those alleged infractions violated the terms of his jail release mentioned above (and his probation officer said he stopped checking in, per the documents), Wright was detained again and released on bond in September 2020. Then, just weeks before his death, Wright did not show up for his first court appearance on April 2 to discuss his alleged offenses in Minneapolis. It was unknown why Wright missed the court hearing. In response to that absence, a judge issued another order for his arrest, and that was the active warrant (displayed below) when Brooklyn Center police ran his name through their background software moments before killing him.
We do know that Wright resisted arrest before he was fatally shot. It was true that he and Brooklyn Center police officers struggled before Potter fired her handgun, according to the analysis of the officers’ body-worn cameras. That footage began with two cops approaching each side of a white vehicle with Wright in the driver’s seat, one of the cops attempting to handcuff the 20-year-old, and another police officer telling him he was being arrested on a warrant. Then, Wright moved his body in a way that challenged officers’ attempt to restrain him. During the scuffle, Potter is heard saying: “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” while displaying her handgun and firing one shot. Then, the car traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle. The medical examiner deemed his death a homicide and said he died from a gunshot wound in his chest.
The media has already started the narrative that this thug was a pillar of society, posting "clean cut" family photos etc;. Big brother technology (FB, Twitter, Instagram, YT, Google etc; has already scrubbed the internet from any damaging photos or videos which show this young man as a (20 yr. old) dad and "pillar of society", but fortunately wise people downloaded and saved the evidence before it was removed.