MN shooting: Police chief believes officer, now ID’ed, pulled gun meaning to use taser

MN shooting: Police chief believes officer, now ID’ed, pulled gun meaning to use taser
Daunte Wright (Image: Facebook)

[Ed. – Follow up to hints of this earlier.  The officer is a 26-year force veteran, but apparently needs remedial small-arms training.]

During a press conference Monday afternoon, officials in Brooklyn Center released body camera footage of the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

The body camera shows police approaching Wright’s vehicle and asking him to step out of the car. They attempt to handcuff him before he pulls away and gets back into his driver’s seat.

The officer whose body camera footage was shown pulls out a gun while shouting “Taser.”

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After firing the gun, the officer says, “Holy s**t, I just shot him.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified that officer Monday evening as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran with the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

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