Daunte Wright’s girlfriend reportedly suffered a fractured jaw during the traffic stop in which he was shot dead by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, cop.
Danielle Albrecht said her daughter Alayna Albrecht-Payton required surgery following the April 11 incident, which she described as a “brutal attack,” CBS affiliate WCCO reported.
It was unclear how she was injured.
According to police, Wright jumped back in his car when officers tried to arrest him and drove several blocks before crashing.
“Alayna did nothing to deserve this!” Albrecht wrote on a GoFundMe page she created to raise funds for her daughter’s medical expenses.
“This kind of treatment is sick…inhumane! Protect and serve? Isn’t that what the police are supposed to do? Sadly they don’t and sadly more lives continue to be lost!” the mom added.
Albrecht-Payton’s lawyer, Robert Bennet, said his client’s jaw has been wired shut and that she suffered emotional trauma from seeing Wright being killed.
He said he plans to take legal action and that he requested all police body cam footage of Albrecht-Payton’s interactions with police.
On Wednesday, hundreds of mourners flocked to Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis to view Wright’s body. The 20-year-old’s funeral is set for Thursday.
Kimberly Potter, the officer who shot him when she mistakenly grabbing her gun instead of her Taser, has resigned from the force and is charged with second-degree manslaughter. She has yet to enter a plea.