NAACP National President Derrick Johnson issued a statement Monday afternoon regarding the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
“Whether it be carelessness and negligence, or a blatant modern-day lynching, the result is the same. Another Black man has died at the hands of police,” Johnson writes. “Daunte Wright should be alive today.”
Johnson noted the proximity of Wright's incident with the location where George Floyd died on May 25, 2020.
"Daunte Wright was shot and killed yesterday, just north of where George Floyd was suffocated less than a year ago. Both were fathers, both were Black men, both died at the hands of police," he wrote.