Demonstrators gathered in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on April 13 to protest against recent police shootings of black men, including Daunte Wright.
The Columbus Department of Public Safety said protesters forced their way through locked doors at the Columbus Police headquarters, and one protester hit an officer with a club. Body-worn video footage released by the department shows protesters gathering in the entrance of the police building.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he supported nonviolent protests over police shootings but that “violence and destruction” would not be tolerated.
Daunte Wright was shot by officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 11. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge,” saying to reporters that Potter drew a handgun instead of a Taser. Gannon and Potter have resigned, and Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. Credit: Columbus Department of Public Safety via Storyful