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Officer Who Shot, Killed Daunte Wright And Brooklyn Center Police Chief Both Resign

Officer Who Shot, Killed Daunte Wright And Brooklyn Center Police Chief Both Resign

Minnesota police officer Kim Potter resigned from her position Tuesday after shooting and killing Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop on Sunday, officials in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, announced.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also submitted his resignation Tuesday, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced at a press conference.

In a letter to city officials, Potter wrote, "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."

Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, submitted her resignation effective immediately.

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