Celebrities are speaking out after the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop.
Wright’s death Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, 10 miles south of Minneapolis, came as the city already was on edge in the middle of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder charges in the death of George Floyd last May.
Beyoncé posted a tribute on her website Monday, featuring a photo of Wright with the caption “REST IN PEACE DAUNTE WRIGHT.”
“Here we are saying prayers for ANOTHER family because ANOTHER reckless officer exposed themself at the expense of ANOTHER Black human being,” tweeted Regina King. “I’m so sorry Daunte Wright. You are so much more than…ANOTHER. I will NEVER get used to this.”
Jamie Foxx shared a photo of Wright with his 1-year-old son.
“Look at this kid. With his kid. Where is the compassion?” Fox wrote. “Where is the benefit of the doubt?? #Dauntewright you deserve better. We deserve better… god bless your family and u little one.”
Kerry Washington tweeted on Monday that Wright “should still be alive.”
“My heart goes out to his family, his friends,” she added. “And to all Black people who are tired of waking up to tragedy after tragedy.”