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Kim Potter, Daunte Wright Shooter, Instructed Cops After Killing of Kobe Dimock-Heisler

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Kimberly A. Potter, 48, the senior officer who shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was also involved in instructing police after the fatal shooting of Kobe Dimock-Heisler in 2019.

Potter has since been placed on administrative leave from the Brooklyn Center Police Department after shooting Wright following a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 11.

Officers stopped Wright for a traffic violation but then learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 20-year-old reportedly attempted to re-enter his vehicle, prompting Potter to fire her weapon, which struck Wright, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge,” and said she had meant to fire a Taser, not a handgun.

A vehicle is towed away from the scene where Wright was killed on April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
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