Biden suggests Minneapolis police shooting could have been “intentional”

by Jenny Mount · Apr 13th, 2021 10:33 am

Last Updated Apr 14th, 2021 at 5:35 pm

President Joe Biden said on Monday that the police shooting in Minneapolis of 20-year-old Daunte Wright could have been "intentional."

"I think we got to wait and see what the investigation shows," said Biden. "And the entire investigation. You all watched, I assume, as I did the film, which is fairly, the body cam, which is fairly, fairly graphic. Question is, was it an accident, was it intentional? It remains to be determined by a full blown investigation."

Biden also condemned the rioting in the wake of the shooting, saying there is "no justification" for looting or violence.

"And the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the black community, and that environment is real, it's serious, and it's consequential," Biden said. "But it doesn't, will not justify violence and/or looting. And so the question is, how we in an orderly way, make clear that you get down to a full blown investigation to determine what the facts are, and what is likely to happen."

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