May 12, 2021

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Decision expected on charging Kim Potter, the cop who killed Daunte Wright – CBS News

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A White police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday, along with the city’s police chief, officials said. The Brooklyn Center officer, Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran who killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright, and Police Chief Tim Gannon both turned in their badges.

But protesters and law enforcement later clashed in the Minneapolis suburb for the third night in a row, as light snow fell. Roughly 60 arrests were made.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, who’s been asked to handle any prosecution in Wright’s death to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, said he expects to make a charging decision Wednesday, CBS Minnesota reports.  

Monday saw the second night of demonstrations outside police headquarters. There were 40 arrests, police said. They said some officers sustained minor injuries and there were a few instances of looting.

On Monday, Gannon said Potter meant to use her Taser but instead grabbed her gun. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the fatal shooting.

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Daunte Wright Katie Wright / CBS Minnesota

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