Kim Potter, Minnesota Police Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright, Resigns

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Kim Potter, the policewoman in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, who fatally shot Daunte Wright on Sunday, has resigned from the police department, her union said in a statement on Tuesday.

The city’s chief of police, Tim Gannon, also announced that he would be leaving.

In a letter Ms. Potter sent to city officials on Tuesday, she said she would resign immediately, the union said.

“I have loved every minute as a police officer and have served this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interests of the community, the department and my colleagues if I resign immediately,” she wrote.

The Law Enforcement Labor Services union represents more than 6,400 members across Minnesota.

Ms. Potter, 48, was a Brooklyn Center Police Department officer for 26 years. She was first admitted as a police officer in Minnesota in 1995 and graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota in 1994 with a major in criminal justice, school officials said.

Until her resignation, she had been placed on administrative leave within the department after shooting and killing Mr. Wright, 20. In a press conference Monday, Chief Gannon said he believed she watched Ms. Potter’s body camera video that she was going to use a taser on Mr. Wright and instead drew her gun and killed him.