Minnesota Law may save the police officers who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright, says Civil rights lawyer David Henderson.
“I think the officer should have been fired immediately because there is no point to return if you make a mistake in your job, but that said, under Minnesota law it would not be possible to prosecute this officer for a crime. I don’t think I can, “Henderson said.
Wright was pulled to the outskirts of Minneapolis at the Brooklyn Center for air fresheners hanging from his rear-view mirror, which is illegal in Minnesota.
At a press conference, Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon believed that the policeman who shot the light made a mistake based on body camera footage and mistakenly believed she was firing a taser gun instead of a gun. Said that.
Former prosecutor and CNBC contributor Henderson said more steps should be taken to go beyond the deadly shootings and prevent what happened on Sunday from happening again.
“If police officers don’t know the difference between a firearm and a taser, I think they need to reassess whether they need to carry a taser,” Henderson told CNBC. “News with Shepherd Smith.”
The State Criminal Arrest Department was investigating.