Brooklyn Center Police Chief, Officer Resign in Wake of Killing of Daunte Wright
A white female Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb has resigned, and so has Tim Gannon, the city’s police chief.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott says he hopes the moves will help the community heal after two nights of protests and unrest. But Elliott also says he didn’t ask for nor accept Officer Kim Potter’s resignation. It wasn’t immediately clear what impact that would have.
Daunte Wright was shot in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. The police chief has said he believed Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun when she was going for her taser. On Wednesday, a prosecutor is expected to announce her decision on possible charges in connection with the shooting.