Body cam shows Daunte Wright’s mom in tense side-of-the-road exchange with cops: ‘I will sue you’

The mother of deceased Minnesota criminal suspect Daunte Wright is seeking to get a Brooklyn Center Police Department officer fired for the “crime” of telling her to not park along a highway and then getting physical with her after she refused to drive off.

In a statement to Bring Me The News, a local Minnesota outlet, the police department said they were conducting a “high-risk stop” related to a homicide investigation when Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, parked her car on the opposite side of the highway.

“One of our officers motioned for the driver to keep driving,” the department said.

Wright refused to comply.

Then the suspect being detained complained about being recorded.

“As one of our officers was assisting in detaining a person from the high-risk stop, the person being detained stated she did not want to be filmed and wanted the person filming to stop,” according to the department.

Bodycam footage of the altercation shows this to be true.

Watch:

“I don’t wanna be on that camera over there. She’s recording over there, I don’t want my face on camera because I don’t know what the f–k’s going on,” the suspect who’s being arrested can be heard saying.

One of the officers — the one whose career Wright hopes to destroy — responds by crossing the highway and asking to see her driver’s license.

“I’m not giving you my driver’s license. I didn’t get pulled over,” she defiantly replies.

“You’re going to give me your driver’s license, or I’m going to take you to jail for obstructing,” the officer warns her.

“You can take me to jail,” Wright says, doubling down on her defiance.

This spurs the officer into pulling her out of her vehicle and grabbing her phone. As she’s dragged away from the vehicle, she starts ranting and raving.

“You know who I am, right? My name is Katie Wright. You guys killed my son, and I’m gonna videotape it,” she says, pointing to the arrest happening across the street.

“And if you take me to jail, I will sue you!” she adds.

“You can’t sit on the side of the road,” the officer tries to calmly explain to her.

“I don’t care. Do not ever touch me again,” Wright says.

The back-and-forth exchange continues for a few more seconds until the officer promises to send her a traffic ticket and then walks away, allowing her the courtesy of not going to jail.

Wright then continues ranting and raving to herself on a Facebook Live stream:

Posted by Katie Wright on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Following the altercation, Wright ran to the media and cried foul.

“All I was doing was my civic duty to pull over and make sure that those babies got home safe to their families because I don’t want what happened to me to happen to any other families,” she said at a press conference Thursday, presumably referring to the homicide suspect and their associates.

Wright also recruited the help of the ACLU of Minnesota.

“You have the right to record police actions as long as you do not interfere with their activities and are not breaking any other law,” the far-left organization said in a statement to CNN.

Not mentioned by the ACLU of Minnesota or CNN was that Minnesota law explicitly states that “No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic.”

(Source: Minnesota Legislature)

Wright’s now calling for the officer to be fired.

“I don’t want a police officer like that patrolling our community. He escalated a situation that didn’t need to be escalated. I was only doing what was right and what everyone else should do,” she said at Thursday’s presser.

As of Saturday morning, the officer remained on the job, as evidenced by the fact that Wright had spent all of Friday evening complaining on Facebook about this.

Look:

Why is the BCPD moved to city hall???
Fire Dan Lindstrom !!

Posted by Katie Wright on Friday, May 6, 2022

Why is Dan Lindstrom still patrolling BC Streets ??
Make it make sense!!!!!!! 2 days and counting

Posted by Katie Wright on Friday, May 6, 2022

The officer’s ultimate fate remains unclear.

What’s known is that Brooklyn City Mayor Mike Elliott, the city’s first black mayor, appears to have Wright’s back.

“I’m really sad to see how Ms. Wright was treated,” he told CNN, reportedly adding that it “seemed unnecessary to approach Ms. Wright” and that “whatever was happening in the police situation that they were dealing with, had largely subsided.”

It’s not clear if Elliott is familiar with Minnesota law.

Wright’s son, Daunte, was killed while resisting arrest during a traffic stop that occurred in April of 2011. The officer who killed him, Kimberly Potter, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter late last year and sentenced to two years in prison this past February.

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