Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, resigned from her position Tuesday, effective immediately.
The police chief, Tim Gannon, also tendered his resignation.
From the local NBC News affiliate KARE11:
In a letter to Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, Acting City Manager Reggie Edwards and Police Chief Tim Gannon, Potter wrote:
“I am tendering my resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department immediately. 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.”
Elliott said the city did not ask Potter to resign, and that it was a decision she made herself. The mayor said he hasn’t officially accepted Potter’s resignation, and that the city is completing its internal process “to make sure we’re being accountable to the step that we need to take.”
Elliott would not comment on whether Gannon gave a reasoning behind his resignation.
No word on if Potter will be arrested for the homicide of Daunte Wright any time soon.
It also came to light today that none of the 49 members of the Brooklyn Center Police Department live in Brooklyn Center.
BREAKING: Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, resigns, officials announce.
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‘Great … put her in jail like they would do any one of us’ — Naisha Wright, in response to hearing that the officer who killed her nephew Daunte Wright has resigned pic.twitter.com/95oPUPMq8Y
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UPDATE: Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon has also resigned https://t.co/jPUWGZQm6r
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None of the 49 sworn Brooklyn Center police officers actually live in Brooklyn Center, according to Mayor Mike Elliott. “We do feel very strongly that we need officers to be from the community,” he says.
— Tony Webster (@webster) April 13, 2021