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Officer, Chief in Fatal Minnesota Shooting Resign

Officer, Chief in Fatal Minnesota Shooting Resign
(Sipa via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 April 2021 02:03 PM

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, 20, in a struggle after a traffic stop, has resigned along with the police chief.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said the resignations came after the city council passed a resolution to dismiss both the Potter and her chief, Tim Gannon.

Potter, a 26-year veteran officer made the move “in the best interest of the community.”

Potter, 48, tendered her resignation Tuesday in a brief letter.

“I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” Potter wrote, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Wright was shot on Sunday after being pulled over for what police said was an expired car registration. Officers then discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest, and one officer accidentally drew her pistol instead of her Taser during a struggle with Wright, Gannon told a news briefing on Monday.

This is a breaking news report. Check back for updates.

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, 20, in a struggle after a traffic stop, has resigned along with the police chief.
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2021-03-13
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 02:03 PM
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