• Daunte Wright Killing: How Does An Officer Confuse Their Taser For A Gun?

    1 month ago - By CBS

    MINNEAPOLIS - The body camera video of the Daunte Wright shooting shows the officer firing her gun after yelling Taser three times.
    Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon says he believes she intended to use her Taser.
    Dr. Shawn Williams, a criminal justice professor at St. Cloud State who trained officers in use of force for 16 years, says watching the footage raised several questions in his mind.
    “How often has she used her Taser? How often has she trained with her Taser? How often has she trained transitioning with her Taser?” he said.
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  • Death of Daunte Wright ruled homicide

    Death of Daunte Wright ruled homicide

    1 month ago - By WCVB

    Police are calling it a tragic mistake, as they say the officer who fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man meant to use her Taser.
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  • Fatal cop shooting of Daunte Wright not first time police claim officer mistook gun for Taser

    1 month ago - By NY Daily News

    It might seem absurd that a trained police officer would mistake a gun for a Taser and accidentally kill someone, but it's a defense that's been used in cases before Sunday's killing of Daunte Wright.
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