Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer responsible for the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright after she fatally shot him during a traffic stop, has just resigned from the force, effective immediately.
In a letter to Mayor Elliott, Acting City Manager Reggie Edwards, and Police Chief Tim Gannon, Potter wrote, "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."
Mayor Elliot also made the announcement that Chief Gannon will be stepping down.
These sudden resignations come after unrest in Minnesota led to looting, clashes with police, and several arrests for a second night. Citizens began gathering in the streets Monday night outside of the police station demanding that justice be served.
These protests began after released bodycam footage shows Potter yelling "taser" as she holds up her handgun. Potter fired one shot that struck Wright ultimately killing him. In the footage, you can then hear Potter say, "Sh*t, I just shot him."
Gannon later claimed the officer meant to reach for her taser, but instead mistakenly fired her gun.
The streets remained overrun with protesters despite the 7 p.m. curfew that had been put in place and the cops had to disperse the violent crowd with flash bombs and other crowd control tactics.