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Biden calls for 'peace and calm' in wake of Daunte Wright police shooting

President Biden is calling for "peace and calm" in the aftermath of the officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday.

Biden said he's seen the body camera footage of the incident, in which an officer shot and killed Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon earlier said it's his belief that the officer meant "to deploy their taser," but accidentally discharged their gun. The president, meanwhile, did not issue any individual judgment on the video, saying only that "I think we gotta wait and see what the investigation shows."

In the meantime, he urged potential protesters to do so peacefully, arguing that although "we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community and that environment is real," there is "absolutely no justification, none, for looting. No justification for violence." Tim O'Donnell