ADL Statement on Charges Filed Against Police Officer in Killing of Daunte Wright

New York, NY, April 14, 2021 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) issued the following statement today in response to the charging of former Brooklyn Center, MN police officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright:

The charges now filed ​against former police officer Kim Potter ​do not change the fact that Daunte Wright ​-- and too many other Black individuals -- should ​be alive today. This issue is much bigger than one ​stop, one department, or one city. Black Lives Matter. Justice demands full accountability, dismantling systemic racism, ​and ​reimagining what public safety looks like. It's long past time for real, transformational change.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.