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Kim Potter, the Minneapolis police offer that shot and killed 20-tear-old Daunte Wright has submitted her resignation, according to The Daily Wire.
Potter issued the statement, “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.”
In bodycam footage, Potter can be heard saying “Holy shit, I just shot him,” after she fired her weapon.
Potter is also heard yelling “Taser! Taser!” prior to discharging her firearm.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon stated, “As I watch the video and listen to the officer’s commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.”
Kim Potter was a 26-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Following the killing of Daunte Wright violent BLM riots broke out causing devastation to the city.
The National Guard was deployed to the city to put an end to the rioting.
More from The Daily Wire:
Potter’s resignation comes only days after she fatally shot Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop on Sunday. Police officials said Monday that they believed the officer meant to fire her taser when she shot Daunte with her gun; body camera footage released by the police department shows Potter repeatedly yelling “taser!” before shooting him.
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As The Daily Wire previously reported, unrest broke out in the area beginning on Sunday:
The suspect’s mother said that she was on the phone with him when the incident happened and that she heard police tell her son, “Daunte, don’t run.”
The unrest picked up again on Tuesday night, when multiple agencies stepped in to try and keep calm and order in the area, including the Minnesota National Guard, the Minnesota state police and local police departments.