The Minnesota agent who shot the black man has resigned along with the police chief
Officer who shot dead a young black man in a Minneapolis neighborhood has resigned along with police chief as the city prepares further uneasiness in response to the incident.
Brooklyn City Mayor Mike Elliott told a news conference Tuesday that Kim Potter, the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright at a traffic station on Sunday, was stepping down, as was police chief Tim Gannon. . Brooklyn Center City Council issued a resolution a day earlier to demand his resignation.
“I hope this will bring peace of mind to the community,” Elliott told reporters. “In the end I think people want justice, they want full responsibility under the law, and that’s why we’re going to keep working. We need to make sure that justice is done, that justice is done.”
Gannon had previously said that Potter intended to use it in Taser’s Wright and, mistakenly, fired his pistol. He said the incident was an “accidental spill” of a firearm.
The death sparked three-night protests for allegedly killing Derek Chauvin a few miles from where former police officer is on trial George Floyd. Wright’s shooting has sparked concerns about police racial injustice.
In the first two nights of protests, journalists and activists shared videos and photos shared on social media by authorities using tear gas and flash-bang grenades that broke up a demonstration in the city police department after protesters were left on the street after the local text.
Local officials say 40 people were arrested in connection with Monday night’s demonstrations, causing some light injuries to police officers.
Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night near the Brooklyn Center police department, barricading themselves behind a fence attached to the chain. Several people were seen kneeling on the street at the same time Chauvin was kneeling on Floyd’s neck. “I am very tired of the march,” a young woman said, speaking to her kneeling protesters. “I’m very tired of saying another one. . . name “.
Local journalists have said on social media that they have asked the press to leave the area.
The inhabitants of the Twin Cities area were already on the edge Chauvin’s murder trial Because of Floyd’s death, it sparked protests around the world over race and police. The city has stepped up security during the trial, and officials are ready for more unrest when the verdict returns, which is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
Judge Peter Cahill denied the defense’s request to kidnap Chauvin’s jury after Wright’s shooting, saying the incident was a “completely different case.” Chauvin’s team began its case in front of the jury on Tuesday after prosecutors re-filed their case.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said in a statement that Wright’s shooting underscored “the need to re-imagine police and public safety in this country.”