Brooklyn Center Police Chief, Officer Resign After 2 Nights of Riots in Minnesota

Police Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter both resigned from their positions in the Minnesota city of Brooklyn Center after two consecutive nights of rioting and looting in response to the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, Mayor Mike Elliott announced at a news conference Tuesday. Gannon made the decision Monday to release body-camera footage showing the fatal encounter. A female officer can be heard yelling, “Taser, Taser, Taser,” before a single shot goes off. The police chief said at a previous news conference Monday that he believed the officer intended to grab her Taser, but reached for her handgun instead, categorizing the incident as an “accidental discharge.”

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