April 14, 2021 12:21pm
Updated: April 14, 2021 12:38pm
A former Minnesota police officer was charged Wednesday in connection with the fatally shooting of Daunte Wright in a weekend traffic stop, according to news reports.
The officer has been identified as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, in suburban Minneapolis. Potter resigned Tuesday from the force.
The 20-year-old Wright was fatally shot Sunday during the stop.
In the audio from police body camera video of the incident, Potter seems to say she thought she had pulled a Taser gun from her holster, not a service weapon.
Wright got back into his car after being shot and drove away. He crash a short distance away and died.