The Officer in the Daunte Wright Shooting Resigned, Could Be Charged Today
The officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota has resigned from the force. Brooklyn City Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned.
Officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, wrote a letter to city officials saying she has "loved every minute" of her job as a police officer, "but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately."
According to the police chief, the veteran police officer may have thought she was holding her taser, but actually had her gun when she pulled the trigger and shot Daunthe.
Multiple sources said she could reportedly face charges as early as today, but it’s not clear what those charges would be.
RELATED: Daunte Wright’s Warrant was Connected to His Arrest for 'Choking and Holding a Woman at Gunpoint’
Daunte Wright choked a woman and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over the $820 she had stuffed in her bra. That is the case that led to a warrant for his arrest at the time he was shot and killed by a police officer in Minnesota on Sunday.
During a traffic stop for expired, police ran his name and that’s when they found out about the warrant. There was some online speculation that Daunte did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest, but that is apparently false.
Wright was due to face trial on a charge of attempted aggravated robbery, and a possible sentence of 20 years in prison.
Wright made bail, but it was revoked due to his 'failure to not possess a firearm or ammunition' and not keeping in touch with his probation officer. That’s why the judge issued the warrant.