There has been an uproar in Florida over the shooting of a black man identified as
By a female police officer identified as Kimberly Potter.
Kim has worked for the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years but was placed on temporary leave pending the completion of the judicial investigation.
It was reported that she shot and killed the young African-American Daunte Wright, 20, in the city of Brooklyn Center last Sunday.
Kimberly Potter have been arrested by the BCA, a state-level criminal investigation office under the Department of Security. Minnesota Public.
In a statement released earlier, the BCA reported that Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years and that, following the incident, she has been placed on standard administrative leave.
Video footage released Monday showed the moments leading up to the tragedy, in which Potter is seen yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser,” before firing his gun. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer mistook her service weapon for her stun gun.
Potter is the president of the Brooklyn Center Police Officers Association. Additionally, according to state records, he also served as a member of the Honor Guard Leadership Team of the Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA).
Brooklyn Center Mayor Wants Potter Fired
Potter has administrative leave, but the mayor of the city, Mike Elliot, wants him not to continue in his position.
“My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that led to the loss of the lives of other people in our profession, so I fully support her being released from her duties,” said Elliot.
For his part, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon assured that Potter “has the right to be heard and to offer his statement.” “You have the right to say what you felt, what you thought,” he added.
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