‘My son should be burying me’: Calls for police reform at Daunte Wright’s funeral

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    Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church for the funeral of Daunte Wright after the 20-year-old was killed two weeks ago by a police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser. The funeral came two days after the city’s streets were filed by people celebrating the conviction of a former police officer for murdering George Floyd. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton was among those who delivered a eulogy and called for police reform. ‘The time has come for police to understand they’re not above the law, they’re to enforce the law,’ he said

    ‘Aren’t our lives worth more?’: Daunte Wright mourned at Minneapolis funeral

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