The Minneapolis Bureau of Criminal Appearance has identified a suburban Minneapolis police officer who was badly injured Right right As in a traffic stop on Sunday (April 11) Kim Potters. She is a 26-year-old woman from the Brooklyn Center, Minn., Police Department. According to a statement From the Minneapolis Department of Public Safety.
Body camera footage from Potter’s web camera was shown at a news conference yesterday. It allegedly depicts his service weapon being pulled and fired at 20-year-old Wright, who was pulled over for an expired tag. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim gannon The shooting was described as “accidental discharge”.
During the incident, an officer tried to handcuff Wright, who had excellent warrants, but when he attempted to get back into his car, Potter yelled “Taser, Tusser”, instead of using the device , He allegedly shot her. Wright took several blocks before hitting another vehicle. Authorities attempted CPR, but he died on the spot. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner called Wright’s death a homicide.
Gannon said, “As I watched the video and listened to the officer’s command, it is my belief that the officer’s objective was to deploy his Taser, but fired Mr. Wright with a single shot.” “It appears to me what I had seen and immediately after that the officer’s reaction to the crisis was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”
Potter is placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation from the Minnesota BCA. CBS Minnesota reported That he would be represented by a lawyer Earl grey, Who will also represent former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane, who is accused of endorsing and abetting the second and third degree murder of George Floyd last May. He represented Jerónimo Yáñez, St. Anthony, Minn., An officer who was acquitted of Philando Castile’s death sentence in 2016.
Meanwhile, hundreds gathered at the headquarters of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, demanding the firing of Potter and angrily said that another black man had been killed by a field officer at the hands of police.
“When I saw the picture of Daniel Wright, it reminded me of my own son, who will turn 17 this year and who I fear will get a driver’s license due to the continual racial profiling in the state of Minnesota Do it. ” ” Civil rights lawyer said Nekima Levi ArmstrongOn Monday during a performance at the Brooklyn Center.
The second night of unrest in the Twin Cities area began as 40 people were arrested in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area for clashes with police, curfew and theft attempts were banned from 7pm, According to CBS Minnesota.
More than 1,000 Minnesota National Guard members patrolled the streets until the curfew ended at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Two businesses were burglarized near the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters as well as some efforts in Minneapolis locations. Authorities described the robbery as “limited and sporadic”.
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