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Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter

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Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, authorities say.

What We Know:

  • Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney says the complaint is being processed late Wednesday morning.  Potter, the officer who fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, resigned from Tuesday, as did Police Chief Tim Gannon.

  • Gannon said he believes Potter, a 26-year veteran police office with the Brooklyn Center PD department, meant to deploy her Taser.

“As I watched the video and listen to the officer’s commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said. “This appears to me from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”

  • Wright was pulled over for expired tags.  While running his information, officers discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest.  The pending warrant was for having a firearm without a permit.

 

This story is developing and will be updated.

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