Brooklyn Center mayor takes control of police department after bodycam reveals shooting of Daunte Wright

Josh Marcus
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Mayor Mike Elliott has taken control of the Brooklyn Center police department, after an officer in the Minneapolis suburb shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man named Daunte Wright on Sunday during a traffic stop.

Mr Elliott was given direct “command authority” of the police department on Monday after a city council vote.

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Tensions are high in Minneapolis, with Mr Wright’s killing inspiring a large protest and a police response that included riot gear, tear gas, and a deployment of the Minnesota National Guard. Activists criticized city officials and police for their tactics.