Shocking killing renews tensions over police

A new and shocking police killing in a Minnesota suburb has renewed tensions over police violence with much of the country already on edge over the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who’s charged with murdering George Floyd, a Black man.

Twenty-year-old Daunte Wright was killed Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn. — roughly 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis where Chauvin is standing trial — at a traffic stop in a shooting caught on video.

The officer appeared to think she was pulling out her taser and then shot and killed Wright, who had been stopped over expired license tags.

The latest instance of a Black man killed by police has stoked unrest in a city that has been bracing for a verdict in the Chauvin case for weeks for weeks.