Ex-police officer charged with manslaughter in connection with Daunte Wright fatal shooting

The officer has been identified as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, in suburban Minneapolis.
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Officer outside Brooklyn Center (Minn.) Police Department building. April 12, 2021.
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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.