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Posted on: April 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Statement on the Death of Daunte Wright

Statement from the City of Hopkins Regarding the Death of Daunte Wright

The City of Hopkins, including our colleagues at the Hopkins Police Department, extend our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of Daunte Wright, and to the entire Brooklyn Center community.

As a City, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the tragedy in Brooklyn Center. Our hearts break for our black community and for all communities of color who are in pain. It is unacceptable that we must repeat some of the same somber words we spoke just one year ago.

 We are committed to continuing our work with the Joint Community Policing Partnership (JCPP), our Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) and the Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative (HREI) and we are in the process of hiring a new analyst position with a focus on continuing our work to combat racial inequity. We encourage you to reach out and learn more about how to get involved in HREI and join them for the upcoming community conversation as we continue our commitment to making a more equitable community. 

Message below is from the Hopkins Race and Equity Initiative: 

On behalf of the Hopkins Race and Equity Initiative and our partners, the City of Hopkins, Hopkins Police Department, Hopkins Public Schools and Gethsemane Lutheran Church, we want to express our sincerest condolences to Daunte Wright’s family, friends and loved ones.

We find ourselves, once again, struggling to find words. Instead, we are asking you, our community, to gather listen and reflect. Grace Apostolic Church and the Minnetonka community have invited us to join them:

We Are Better Together: From Healing to Hope

A Community Conversation

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This continues to be a difficult time for our region. With each new troubling event there are concerns we all want to share and questions we want answered. Join your neighbors for the community conversation We Are Better Together. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. April 20 and will be led by Minnetonka Resident Community leaders, Grace Apostolic Church, Minnetonka Collective and the Minnetonka Police Department. Please RSVP with name and email to Karen Hendrickson, at

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