‘…if he would have just complied – he was told he was under arrest, they were arresting him on a warrant for weapons – he set off a chain of events that unfortunately led to his death.” Brian Peters, Exec. Dir. MPPOA
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The Media Ideologues Attack, You Can’t Think That And Especially Can’t Say That Out Loud:
Fury as Minnesota police union head blames Daunte Wright for his own death bec… CONTROVERSIAL comments about made by the boss of a Minnesota police union blaming Daunte Wright for his own…
- Brian Peters, the head of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said he ‘would not allow the political activists [to] run the show’ if he were mayor
- He claims Mike Elliott – mayor since January 2019 – is in ‘way over his head’
- He also suggested Wright should have ‘complied’ during the arrest Sunday
- ‘Daunte Wright, if he would have just complied…he set off a chain of events that unfortunately led to his death,’ he said, noting the opinion would be ‘unpopular’
- Peters also said that fired City Manager Curt Boganey and police Chief Tim Gannon, who resigned in wake of Sunday’s shootings, were ‘political pawns’
- Former cop Kim Potter, 48, was on Wednesday charged with second-degree manslaughter- for killing 20-year-old Wright in Brooklyn Center on Sunday
- On Tuesday, the mayor held a news conference at city hall announcing that he was elevating Commander Tony Gruenig to post of acting police chief
- At the meeting, Gruenig was berated by a woman wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, who mocked him for saying he ‘was trying to wrap head around’ situation
Published: 02:17 EDT, 15 April 2021 | Updated: 18:52 EDT, 15 April 2021
A police union leader has slammed Brooklyn Center’s mayor for ‘letting political activists run the show’ after a Black Lives Matter activist berated the newly appointed acting police chief as ‘trash’ during a news conference on Tuesday.
In response to public outrage, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott fired his chief of police in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of black man Daunte Wright by a white female cop during a traffic stop in the city.
On Tuesday, Elliott held a news conference announcing that he was promoting Commander Tony Gruenig, a 19-year veteran of the force, to the position of acting police chief.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott: A Liberian immigrant who moved to Minnesota at age 11 (Liberia, in general, isn’t the safest place to visit, as it has high rates of both petty and violent crime.)