Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center turned to community groups, paying them to keep peace during protests

BY: - May 19, 2021

On his first day on the job as acting city manager for Brooklyn Center, Reggie Edwards knew he needed help. He took over two days into protests that threatened to devolve into riots over the April 11 police shooting death of Daunte Wright.  “We knew we could not do this without community,” he said. During […]

Lesions and trauma: Some Brooklyn Center residents still affected by tear gas

BY: - May 17, 2021

When Gino Fiebelkorn woke up on Thursday morning April 15, he knew that something was seriously wrong. A lesion that he had first noticed on his body the day before had grown substantially bigger.  “It started on Wednesday, but it was so subtle I didn’t know what it was,” Fiebelkorn said. “The day after, the […]

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Brooklyn Center and the dangers of suburban resegregation | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2021

Like most tragedies, the appalling police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center combines the predictable with the unpredictable. No one could guess in advance the exact time or place that Twin Cities police would take another Black man’s life. But no one who lived through the past year could doubt that it would happen […]

More clashes, fewer arrests on 4th night of protests in Brooklyn Center

BY: - April 15, 2021

Hundreds of demonstrators crowded in front of the Brooklyn Center police station on Wednesday in a fourth night of protests of the police shooting and killing Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on Sunday. Hours after second-degree manslaughter charges were brought against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, clashes between demonstrators and police started […]

Brooklyn Center police chief: Killing of Daunte Wright result of ‘accidental discharge’

BY: and - April 12, 2021

Brooklyn Center officials including Police Chief Tim Gannon appeared at a mid-day news conference Monday, revealing the Sunday police killing of Daunte Wright was due to an “accidental discharge” of an officer’s service weapon. The officer thought she was using her Taser but used her firearm instead, striking and killing Wright with one shot, Gannon […]