Brooklyn Center officer in Daunte Wright shooting, police chief submit resignation

Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune. Officer Kim Potter Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune. Officer Kim Potter

Rebecca Omastiak, KSTP
Updated: April 13, 2021 03:24 PM
Created: April 13, 2021 12:49 PM

(KSTP) - Tuesday, Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon have resigned from their positions.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified Potter as the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday.

Sources told KSTP that the Washington County Sheriff's Office plans to officially charge Potter on Wednesday.

A release from the Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS)—which reports itself as Minnesota's largest public safety labor union specializing in representing over 6,400 members throughout the state—stated Potter has submitted her resignation letter to city staff.

The letter, included with the release, reads,

Dear Mayor Elliott, Mr. Edwards and Chief Gannon:

I am tendering my resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department effective immediately. 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.

Sincerely,

Officer Kim Potter

During a news conference, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced Police Chief Tim Gannon has also submitted his resignation.

Watch a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Brooklyn Center via the player below:


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