The Situation Room: Growing questions about fatal police shootings



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    Today was the first court appearance for the ex-officer charged in the killing of Daunte Wright as city braces fir 5th night of protests. 

    Daunte Wright’s mother shares anguish and demands accountability. “Justice isn’t even a word to me… we’re still going to bury our son,” Wright’s mother said. Attorney for Wright family says that they want full accountability and equal justice, City braces for its fifth night of protests. 

    Daunte Wright’s father says , “Can you blame my son and anyone else for being scared of the police?” 

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