Minnesota’s Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Resign After Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Motorist

The St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports:

Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter resigned Tuesday, two days after she fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.

“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 my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” she wrote in a two-sentence letter on Tuesday to Brooklyn Center’s mayor, acting city manager and police chief.

Potter, a Brooklyn Center officer for 26 years, was put on administrative leave after she shot Wright on Sunday afternoon. Pressure has been growing for officials to terminate Potter.

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