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Families of George Floyd, Daunte Wright meet in Minnesota

Families of George Floyd, Daunte Wright meet in Minnesota
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The families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright met Tuesday to hold a joint press conference with their attorney Ben Crump.

CNN reporter Sara Sidner posted a video on Twitter of the families meeting each other for the first time.

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“Oh man. So many tears falling here. #GeorgeFloyd’s family meets #DaunteWright’s family for the first time. Watching this in person is a whole lot. The families pain is searing. You can feel it,” Snider said in the post.

Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, was among those who spoke during the press conference.

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Crump announced Monday that he will represent the family of the 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot dead by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. 

Crump also represents the family of Floyd, who died in May after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. 

Chauvin’s trial began in April and closing arguments are expected next week.