Reporters scolded Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Police Chief Tim Gannon Monday for using the term “riot” to describe the violence that took place Sunday night following the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by a police officer.
Violence erupted in the Minneapolis suburb in response to the shooting, which Gannon suggested was a mistake by the officer who confused her gun with her Taser and fired at Wright as he attempted to drive off in his car.
Demonstrations outside the Brooklyn Center police department grew violent as rioters threw objects at officers and several area were looted.
However Gannon appeared to trigger reporters at Monday’s press conference over his description of what he witnessed overnight.
“What was your decision to issue a dispersal order while they were peacefully protesting in front of the police station?” a reporter asked before noting that “CO2 canisters and gas” that were also used on the crowd.
“Just so that everybody’s clear, I was front and center at the protest, at the riot,” Gannon began.
“Don’t do that,” one reporter interjected.
“There was no riot,” another pushed back.
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