Minnesota’s police union head is blaming Daunte Wright for his own death as he believes the 20-year-old failed to comply with authorities.
Identified as Brian Peters, the leading executive director for Minnesota’s Police as well as Peace Officers Association, spoke his mind by making a series of bold comments regarding the high-profile case.The statements came as a part of an interview that discussed the tragic ordeal of the 20-year-old, which took place at the hands of a police officer.
The veteran cop claimed that it was an accident, where she had reached for her taser but got a hold of her gun and didn’t realize the error until she had fired the bullets.
For that reason, the case picked up the pace with pressure mounting upon the officer to resign.
Therefore, she resigned from her police badge yesterday, with another resignation from the police department’s chief coming forward too.However, news soon broke out about how the veteran officer was arrested and slapped with second-degree manslaughter charges.
On the other hand, Brian Peters mentioned to WCCO news radio how his statements would be very unpopular for the masses, yet he still boldly went ahead and decided to make them.
“On April 14th, Wednesday, Daunte Wright should have just complied. He was specifically told that he was under arrest and they were arresting him on the basis of a warrant for weapons possession. Therefore, he was the one who set up the chain of long events that tragically led to his own death,” Peters added.
In addition, he spoke about how Daunte Wright’s death cannot be excused but you can’t fail to notice that in most police-related incidents these days, non-compliance with authorities was commonly seen by the members of the public.
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