Ben Crump, an attorney for the family of Daunte Wright, spoke during a news conference about the police shooting of Wright in Minnesota.
Crump said it was a “bittersweet” moment to be speaking to the crowd because George Floyd’s family, who he also represents, came out to support Wright’s family.
He expressed outrage since Wright was killed just 10 miles from where the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin is taking place.
Crump said it was hard for him to fathom that a police officer would “kill another unarmed Black man” during such a critical trial regarding excessive force.
“If ever there was ever a time when nobody should be killed by police, it is during this pinnacle trial of Derek Chauvin,” he said. “We believed with everything in our heart, Katie, that police would be on their best behavior. That they would exercise their greatest standard of care. That they would concentrate on deescalation in a way that they have never concentrated in America.”
“Regrettably, two days ago” Wright was killed during a traffic citation, Crump said.
“Daunte Wright’s life matters,” he said.