Former President Barack Obama released a statement on Tuesday calling for the US to “reimagine policing.”
“Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police,” said Obama. “It’s important to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but this is also a reminder of just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country.”
“Michelle and I grieve alongside the Wright family for their loss,” continued Obama. “We Emphasize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling after yet another senseless tragedy. And we will continue to work with all fair-minded Americans to confront historical inequities and bring about nationwide changes that are long overdue.