Officer in Wright shooting resigns, charges expected in case

The police officer who shot Daunte Wright is facing a swift turn of fortunes.

Kim Potter resigned Tuesday after 26 years along with the police chief of Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb, The Hill reported.

She is expected to be charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday.

“In the best interest of the community”

“I am tendering my resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department effective immediately,” Potter said.

“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 to my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” she added.

Police were attempting to arrest Wright, who had an outstanding warrant, during a traffic stop Sunday when he tried to flee, and a scuffle ensued. That’s when, according to ex-chief Tim Gannon, Potter mistook her gun for a Taser and shot Wright. Bodycam footage shows Wright shouting “Taser! Taser! Taser!” and then “Holy s***, I shot him.”

Warrant for choking, robbing woman

Wright had an outstanding warrant for choking and attempting to rob a woman at a gunpoint.

He and a friend had been to the woman’s house for a party in December 2019 and stayed the night. As they left the next morning, they tried to steal $820 from her.

Wright allegedly choked the woman and threatened to kill her, but they eventually left without the money.

Tensions high

Tensions are high after Wright’s death, which has led to three consecutive nights of riots in Brooklyn Center. Another 79 people were arrested Tuesday night, as rioters attempted to take down a fence outside the police station and threw bricks and bottles at police.

“Unfortunately again, some citizens decided to come out and throw these bricks and these other items at law enforcement and this type of behavior is not acceptable and we’re just, quite frankly, not going to tolerate it,” said Booker Hodges, of the Minnesota Department for Public Safety. This comes as the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, is facing trial, leaving many to fear more riots if he is acquitted.

Potter has reportedly fled her home after her address was leaked.

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  2. Who leaked out her address. What kind of people do this. When is all this rioting coming to a stop. Every time a person of color gets shot here it goes again , like if they are the only ones who get killed

  3. I think she is guilty, but perhaps not of murder. Not premeditated in appearance. Perhaps the perm managed to turn her belt and where one was was not where it then was.

  4. Every time I see Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Kamala, Hilary, Newsom and many more of the Dems, I want to blow my lunch! Tehy all make me sick to my stomach!

  5. Twenty-six years and one mistake with a known criminal and she has to flee for her life. The world is upside down, She has already punished herself by resigning her career. My prayers are with her to rebuild somewhere else and don’t leave a forwarding address.

    1. This is best is an accidental shooting. If the man was white nothing would be done. Her 26 ye career SHOULD NOT BE OVER BECAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. FORMER Police Lady many years ago

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