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Protest Planned In Dallas In Wake Of MN Police Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright

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Steve Pickett reports.

Video Transcript

- Happening tonight, protesting and demonstrations against the police shooting death of a 20-year-old Black man in Minnesota are set to expand nationwide. That does include Dallas. Steve Pickett now with more on the planned protesting and the perspective from Dallas community advocates, who say this latest shooting is a call to hold police accountable.

STEVE PICKETT: The recording now seen worldwide has become another element of evidence in the court of public outrage over police use of deadly force against unarmed Black men and women.

- This is something that I believe hits all of us dearly. Another young man killed by a police officer.

STEVE PICKETT: The chair of Dallas's Community Police Oversight Board said today recent North Texas cases tied to police accused of illegally using deadly force only mirror the shooting of Daunte Wright.

- It's not about, well, maybe it's just a bad apple, it's not that. I think this goes to the culture of policing.

STEVE PICKETT: A number of public demonstrations around the nation are scheduled for this evening, including here in Dallas, on the very street named after a man killed by a Dallas police officer. Marchers and demonstrators are scheduled to assemble outside Dallas police headquarters at 7:00 this evening, with specific focus.

DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER: Our fight is not against the men and the woman in the badge. It's against the culture of policing. Because the culture of policing is just as deadly as the individual who pulls the gun out and shoots us.

SARA MOKURIA: This case, more than so many others, shows the true history and lineage of policing, which is to control Black lives.

STEVE PICKETT: Mokuria continues to push for decreasing public funding of police departments, and cites the shooting death in Minnesota, along with the cases here in Dallas-Fort Worth as proof of police not protecting and serving Black lives. In Dallas, Steve Pickett, CBS 11 News.

- Just so you know, tonight's demonstrations could generate hundreds of protesters locally. Dallas PD said, as of late today, quote, "the Dallas Police Department has developed an operational plan that addresses tonight's protest. Our primary objective is to provide a safe environment for individuals desiring to exercise their First Amendment right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech."