UPDATED 1:40 PM PT – Monday, April 12, 2021
Joe Biden called for peace and calm in Minnesota amid the recent officer-involved shooting.
Speaking on the incident Monday, Biden said there is absolutely no justification for violence in protests. He also stated Americans have to wait and see what the investigation into the shooting finds, adding it remains to be determined if it was intentional or not.
President Biden on fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota on Sunday night: “I think we got to wait and see when the investigation shows and the entire investigation. You all watched, I assume as I did, the film, the body cam, which is fairly graphic.” pic.twitter.com/EN7XnKlzeX
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 12, 2021
Federal resources are already in the area to help keep the peace during the Derek Chauvin trial.
“There are already federal resources, and we have a significant, we’ve spent a significant amount of time on relating to this particular case and dealing with what may be the aftermath of anything that happens with the trial that’s underway,” Biden said. “But there will not be lack of help and support from the federal government if the local authorities believe it’s something that is needed.”
Biden declined to say what outcome he expects to see in the Chauvin trial, instead stating he is hopeful the majority of people in the area will support it.