In the wake of the death of Daunte Wright and many incidents of police brutality plaguing the Black community, Duval County Democratic Party Chair Daniel Henry released the following statement:
“My condolences to the family of Daunte Wright and his one-year-old son, Daunte Jr. — who now must live his life without his father. Mr. Wright was just 20 years old, and he had a bright future ahead of him. But tragically, his life was cut short and his name has been added to a long list of countless Black Americans who have died at the hands of police brutality. We demand justice for their deaths and the police officers involved in this incident must be investigated and held accountable.
“Now is the time for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, and prevent tragedies like these from happening again. Local and national leaders must commit to fighting the injustices we see and call out the societal ills it perpetuates. We should no longer tolerate discrimination or brutality in policing. Now is the time to take action and demand change. #BlackLivesMatter”