Tentative solutions also include changing police policies and training staff at traffic stops.
The settlement of Wright’s family’s wrongful-death lawsuit against the Brooklyn Center will not be finalized until an agreement is reached on more training for the city’s police, attorneys said in a statement late Tuesday.
“A full resolution in this tragic case will provide a meaningful measure of accountability for their family’s significant loss,” they said. “This family hopes his legacy will be positive and prevent any other family from suffering this loss.” kind of sadness.”
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Wright was arrested in April 2021 Brooklyn Center officials Kim Porter, who is white, was stopped by the 20-year-old for an expired registration sticker on his car.The now former official was subsequently convicted First and Second Degree Manslaughter and sentenced two years in prison.
The killing sparked a national outcry, seen by many as yet another example of unjustified police violence against black Americans.it happened nearby Derek Chauvina former Minneapolis police officer, murdered George Floydwhose death helped spark demonstrations across the country and around the world.
The announcement comes in a series involving Police shoot black manLast year, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay Floyd’s family $27 million in what attorneys said was the largest pretrial settlement of its kind in U.S. history.
Louisville, Kentucky agrees to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million and reforming police practices In September 2020, Taylor was shot dead by police in his home in a botched raid.
The state of Minnesota paid $20 million to the family of Justine Ruszczyk Damond after she called 911 in July 2017 to report a suspected assault after her home and was arrested Muhammad Noor, one of the officers who responded to her call. Noor is Somali-American and Damond is white.
Wright’s family “hopes and believes that changes to policing, policy and training will bring important improvements to the community in Daunte’s name,” said co-counsel Antonio M Romanucci. “There is nothing to bring him back, but the family wants his legacy to be positive and to prevent any other family from enduring that grief for the rest of their lives.”
The aftermath of Wright’s death led the Brooklyn Center City Council to pass a series of reforms, including the use of social workers and other trained professionals to respond to calls for medical, mental health and social needs that do not require police.
The changes also bar police from arresting low-level crimes and require the city to use unarmed civilians for minor traffic violations.