4th night of protests after ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright charged
Protesters clashed with law enforcement in front of police headquarters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota for a fourth straight night Wednesday in the wake of Sunday’s killing of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright. The White former officer who shot him during a traffic stop was charged with second-degree manslaughter Wednesday.
Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran, was arrested, then released from jail a few hours later after posting $100,000 bond.
Authorities said deputies, troopers and officers were “shot at Wednesday night with industrial-sized fireworks, spray paint, rocks, and other items.” Twenty-four people were arrested. There were 40 arrests Monday night and 79 on Tuesday night.
Law enforcement used occasional tear gas, CBS Minnesota reports. Some officers sprayed a chemical on protesters who approached the fence around the building.
Potter, 48, resigned from the Minneapolis suburb’s police department Tuesday along with the city’s police chief.
Police stopped Wright for having expired tags on Sunday and found that he had an outstanding warrant. As police tried to cuff him, Wright jumped into his car. The former police chief said Potter thought she grabbed her Taser, but instead pulled her pistol, then fired the fatal shot.