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Minnesota cop who fatally shot Black motorist resigns; Chief resigns, too

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By MOHAMED IBRAHIM and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
Associated Press
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) -- A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city's chief of police resigned Tuesday.

Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.

Potter was a 26-year veteran. She had been on administrative leave following Sunday's shooting.

Gannon has said he believed Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun when she was going for her Taser. She can be heard on her body camera video shouting "Taser! Taser!"

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) -- Police chief in Minneapolis suburb resigns two days after Black motorist was shot by white officer.


By MOHAMED IBRAHIM and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
Associated Press
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) -- A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb has resigned.

Kim Potter resigned on Tuesday, two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

The Brooklyn Center police chief said he believes Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun Sunday when she was going for her Taser.

Potter can be heard on her body camera video shouting "Taser! Taser!" Activists say Wright was racially profiled.

His death has sparked two days of clashes between police and protesters.

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