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Rep. Vang Statement on Shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center

Monday, April 12, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota — On Sunday, police fatally shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Rep. Samantha Vang (DFL - Brooklyn Center) released the following statement:

“I appreciate that body camera footage has been released so quickly. No matter what we learn as this situation develops, it is clear that our community is facing a traumatic experience that will cause a lot of pain. We must stand together as a community, and focus our energy on maintaining peace while seeking justice. I am monitoring the situation closely and will work to ensure that the ongoing process is transparent and forthcoming. My heart goes out to the victim and their family, this is a shocking tragedy that no family should have to experience.”

In addition to representing Brooklyn Center, Rep. Vang is the Chair of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus.