Minnesota: Police officer who shot dead 20-year-old African-American has resigned

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The killing of a 20-year-old African-American man by police fire has sparked outrage in US society as Derek Chovin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd is under way.

As… decompression valve can act the fact that the resignations They were presented by Brooklyn Center Police Chief Brooklyn Center and the police officer who fatally shot Dode Wright.

The mayor, Mike Eliot, said in a press conference that the resignations were made after the City Council resolution on the dismissal of both its leader Police, Tim Gannon, and Kim Potter, the policewoman who shot Wright.

“I hope this will bring some calm to the community,” the mayor said. “We want to send a message to the community that we are taking this situation seriously,” he added.

Last Sunday, during a search of Wright’s license plates, Potter, a 26-year-old bodyguard, pulled out “her pistol instead of a teaser,” an electroshock weapon that is not necessarily lethal. Gannon said yesterday, referring to death “by accident”.

The video that saw the light of day from the incident, creates shock.

Minneapolis has been experiencing intense nights since Sunday. Joe Biden spoke yesterday about Wright’s “tragic death”, stressing that he is waiting to see what the investigation into the incident will show.

Former US President Barack Obama, for his part, also called for a “full and transparent” investigation into the incident that led to the young man’s death.

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