Barack Obama Is Calling For A Full Investigation Into Daunte Wright’s Shooting

Barack Obama is calling for a full and thorough investigation into the shooting of Daunte Wright. 

In a recent statement, Obama said, “Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. It’s important to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but this is also a reminder of just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in the country.” 

He continued, “Michelle and I grieve alongside the wright family for their loss. We empathize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling after yet another senseless tragedy. And we will continue to work with all fair-minded Americans to confront historical inequities and bring about nationwide changes that are so long overdue.”

Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop on April 11th. 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib voiced her thoughts on Wright’s shooting as well. She tweeted out, “It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression and violence. I am done with those who condone government-funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”