Sources: Washington County Attorney's Office expected to charge officer in Brooklyn Center shooting Wednesday

Jay Kolls
Updated: April 14, 2021 05:43 PM
Created: April 13, 2021 03:21 PM

Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the Washington County Attorney's Office is planning on charging former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter on Wednesday.

The case was sent to the Washington County Attorney's Office to avoid a conflict of interest with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, which works closely with Brooklyn Center Police on criminal cases. The extent of the charges will be learned tomorrow. 

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Brooklyn Center Police released body camera video that shows officer Potter shooting and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright Sunday afternoon.

Brooklyn Center's former police chief, Tim Gannon, publicly stated he believed Potter accidentally discharged her weapon believing she was using her taser and not her gun.

Potter and Gannon resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday. 

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