Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant To Fire Taser Instead Of Gun, Police Say

Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant To Fire Taser Instead Of Gun, Police Say

4/12/2021 8:45:00 PM

Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant To Fire Taser Instead Of Gun, Police Say

“This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officer's reaction in distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said at a news conference.

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Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright Reportedly Resigns Along With Police ChiefWright was shot just miles from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who's charged with murdering George Floyd in May 2020. It’s only right she resigns!! It’s definitely a complicated situation; she allegedly made a mistake, a mistakes that took away a life! prayerup 🙏🏾 😢

Witness from Columbus police shooting calls 911: ‘We need a police officer here now’During a press conference, officials play sound from two 911 calls made by witnesses on site where 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was shot by a responding officer. The officials have not yet identified who made the phone calls. Can't a police officer yell, use his authorithy, kick. Shooting is the only answer? JustAsking. Use a bullhorn and explain the girls need to stop fighting! Let them run away. Don't shoot in a second. The girl would have been alive. justiceformakiyahbryant He could have easily used the taser there is a significant failure of training.

Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright Will Be Charged With Second-Degree ManslaughterWright was shot just miles from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who's charged with murdering George Floyd in May 2020.

Police chief and officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resignKim Potter, identified as the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, resigned from her position 'effectively immediately,' Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said in a statement Tuesday.What's new: Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday, Elliott said at a press conference. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Background: Potter had been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, per the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. She shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn.Police said Monday that Potter had inadvertently pulled out her gun instead of a Taser during the traffic stop. She was placed on administrative leave on Monday.The Hennepin County medical examiner said Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting an independent investigation of the incident.The big picture: Wright's killing, just 10 miles from where George Floyd died a year ago at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, has sparked Black Lives Matter protests and new calls for police reform. A judge denied a request by Chauvin's lawyers on Monday to sequester the jury in his murder trial due to the civil unrest surrounding Wright's death.Go deeper: Fallout over Daunte Wright shooting continuesMore from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free I agree. She made a horrible mistake but he’s the one that chose to resist arrest. hopefully she gets charged soon. said she wanted to do what's best for the community yeah right she wanted to do what was best for her now she can go to a different department and get another job time to file charges and start the lawsuit

Police chief and officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright have both resigned, Brooklyn Center mayor saysOfficer Kim Potter and police Chief Tim Gannon resigned Tuesday after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center.