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Daunte Wright’s parents spoke to Good Morning America about their son’s murder and said the police didn’t give them much information at all.
Katie Wright said her son was afraid of the police and that she could hear the fear in his voice the last time she spoke to him.
The situation “should never have escalated like this,” said Katie Wright.
Aubrey Wright said he did not accept the police chief’s statement that his son’s murder was an accidental shooting.
“I can’t accept that. I lost my son. He never comes back. I can’t accept that, a mistake that doesn’t even sound right. You know this officer has been on duty for more than 26 years. I can’t accept that, ”said Aubrey Wright.
Katie Wright said she wanted to see Officer Kim Potter “be held responsible for everything she took away from us.”
The mother also said she appreciated the support of the demonstrators but wanted the protests to be peaceful.
“I want to thank so much for the support and standing by us and making sure my son’s name is heard and asking for justice and asking that we get everything we need and making sure the My son’s name is not swept under the rug and forgotten, ”she said.
Family attorney Ben Crump said Potter was a training officer. “So it’s not about education, it’s about implicit bias.”
“It’s about giving people of color the same respect and consideration that we show white American citizens,” said Crump.
Katie Wright described her son as her baby who had a “smile that would light up the room”.
“My son was an amazing, loving child. He had a big heart. He loved basketball. He had a 2 year old son who can’t play basketball with him, ”she said.