Dantelite’s family receives $3.25 million from downtown Brooklyn, Minnesota, after he was killed by police officers during a traffic cut (Image: AP/Getty)

The city of Brooklyn, Minnesota, has agreed to pay $3.25 million to the family of Dantelite, a 20-year-old black man who was killed by a white police officer during a traffic cut last year.

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According to family law attorneys, this money is part of a settlement with the city, which includes policy changes and police training.

Wright’s parents, Katie and Albiurite, said, “Black families, people of color and everyone in central Brooklyn, the changes the city needs to make to address our dissatisfaction. I hope this makes you feel safer.”

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Dauntelite was arrested on April 11, 2021 by former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter for expired tag and illegal air purification.

Potter and police officers attempted to arrest Wright on a major misdemeanor warrant, but Wright resisted.

After they got back to the car, there was a brief battle, during which Potter yelled “Taser!”. He then fired the gun at him and killed Wright.

Potter was a 26-year veteran police officer at the time of his death. In February, he was convicted of a single murder in a jury trial and sentenced to two years in prison.

The Wright family’s attorney said the settlement between the city and the Wright family will not be finalized until the parties agree on changes to police policy and training.

The family wants the city to change traffic stop procedures to include training on implicit bias, de-escalation, mental health crisis and gun confusion. Under the agreement, a permanent monument to Dantelite will also be built in the city.

“There is no true justice in Wright because Dante never comes back,” attorney Jeff Storms said in a statement. “The guideline of our efforts was to balance the responsibilities of Downtown Brooklyn, but not undermine the city’s financial stability or limit the services it provides.

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