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Family arrives for funeral of Daunte Wright, 20-year-old Black father shot by police; Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy

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MINNEAPOLIS – Family and friends of Daunte Wright gathered Thursday at a funeral in Minneapolis to honor the life of the 20-year-old Black father fatally shot during a traffic stop by a veteran Minnesota police officer.

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton, who will give a eulogy at the service, was outside Shiloh International Ministries as Wright’s family arrived shortly before noon, 11 days after Wright’s death in nearby Brooklyn Center.

Wright’s death sparked anger, sadness and frustration in a community already on edge amid the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty Tuesday on all three counts of murdering George Floyd. Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who shot Wright, resigned in the days after his death and has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. The city’s former police chief, who also resigned, said he believed Potter thought she was using her Taser when she pulled out her firearm.



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