President Biden on Monday called for calm in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb shortly after the police chief there said he believed the officer involved mistakenly used a gun instead of a Taser.
Biden told reporters in the Oval Office that he had spoken with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) and local authorities in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about the Sunday shooting of Daunte Wright, but that he had not yet spoken to Wright’s family.
“I think we’ve got to wait and see what the investigation shows. The entire investigation. You’ve all watched, I assume as I did, the… body cam, which is fairly graphic,” Biden said. “The question is: Was it an accident, was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full blown investigation.
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