The Police Murder of Daunte Wright

Cochran Law Firm managing partner Brian Dunn appeared on MSNBC, during Daunte Wright’s funeral and shamelessly, strongly and repeatedly blamed blacks running from police as the cause and justification for police to kill blacks evading police.

Dunn, a civil rights attorney who sues and wins lots of money from municipalities for police brutality against blacks, KNOWS BETTER!

Brian Dunn KNOWS what every civil attorney knows: a person who is evading police has a constitutional right to evade police as long as that person is not threatening death or serious bodily harm to the officer or others.

Says who? Says the U.S. Supreme Court in Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985) “Held: The Tennessee statute is unconstitutional insofar as it authorizes the use of deadly force against, as in this case, an apparently unarmed, nondangerous fleeing suspect; such force may not be used unless necessary to prevent the escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others. Pp. 7-22.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *