Pastors, Christian leaders react to fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright: 'A systemic problem'

By The Christian Post

People gather holding signs and flags before curfew to protest the death of Daunte Wright who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. | AFP via Getty Images/ KEREM YUCEL

Pastors and Christian leaders took to social media this week to share their thoughts following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minnesota.

Wright, the father of a 1-year-old toddler, was shot during a traffic stop by veteran police officer Kim Potter, 48. Police say the killing was accidental since the officer involved claimed to have fired her handgun when she meant to deploy a stun gun as Wright resisted arrest on Sunday. 

Body-camera footage of the incident released Monday shows Potter shouted "Taser" before firing, then expressed surprise upon realizing she had shot Wright. Potter subsequently resigned from the police force, her union said in a statement on Tuesday. Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned Tuesday.

Gannon previously said officers stopped Wright around 2 p.m. Sunday because the car had an expired registration. When officers went back to their vehicle and looked up Wright's information, they saw an outstanding warrant, which prompted the arrest, Gannon said.

Source:The Christian Post