Minneapolis cops arrest at least 60 as they clash with protesters for a third night after the boarded-up home of cop Kimberly Potter who shot Daunte Wright dead was targeted

The third night of Daunte Wright protests turned violent as demonstrators clashed with police in Minneapolis while Portland’s police union building was set on fire during the riot. At least 60 people were arrested at protests in Portland, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago overnight on Tuesday. Curfews had been in place for Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, New Hope and Maple Grove from 10pm local time, but had done little to stem the demonstrators. In Portland, at least 100 people descended on the Portland police union headquarters in North Portland where they set the building ablaze, shot fireworks and locked traffic – prompting police to declare a riot for the second night running. Footage shows the Portland Police Association engulfed in flames before fire crews arrived to try and extinguish the blaze. 

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, about 90 minutes before the 10pm local time curfew deadline, police declared protests outside the Brooklyn Center police station to be an unlawful assembly; pepper spray and flash bombs were used by officers in an attempt to disperse the crowd while demonstrators used umbrellas as shields. Demonstrators began gathering again Tuesday at the city’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch. More than a 1,000 protestors had arrived by early evening.  The protests turned violent over the death of Daunte Wright, a black man killed by veteran cop Kimberly Potter. Her home was barricaded Tuesday, with officers posted inside, as a group of protesters gathered at fences surrounding it.  Wright’s killing, just 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd’s death last May in Minneapolis, led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, is ongoing in the city.

Cops declares Minneapolis protests unlawful Tuesday as they clashed with demonstrators outside of a police station

Cops declares Minneapolis protests unlawful Tuesday as they clashed with demonstrators outside of a police station

A police officer releases a chemical irritant at a protester on the other side of the fence of the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Protesters clashed with Minneapolis police for a third night in a row Tuesday over the alleged accidental police shooting death of a black man by a veteran female cop

A police officer releases a chemical irritant at a protester on the other side of the fence of the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Protesters clashed with Minneapolis police for a third night in a row Tuesday over the alleged accidental police shooting death of a black man by a veteran female cop

Protesters shield themselves with umbrellas amid smoke from chemical irritants outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Veteran cop Kimberly Potter - who resigned from the force Tuesday - is said to have confused her gun for a taser when she shot at Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday

Protesters shield themselves with umbrellas amid smoke from chemical irritants outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Veteran cop Kimberly Potter – who resigned from the force Tuesday – is said to have confused her gun for a taser when she shot at Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday

A police officer holds a tear gas launcher while standing guard at the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Potter's home was barricaded up Tuesday, with officers posted inside, as a group of protesters gathered at the fences

A police officer holds a tear gas launcher while standing guard at the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. Potter’s home was barricaded up Tuesday, with officers posted inside, as a group of protesters gathered at the fences

Police and protesters clash Tuesday following a third night of demonstrations in the wake of Wright's death

Police and protesters clash Tuesday following a third night of demonstrations in the wake of Wright’s death 

Activists raise their arms as they confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright Tuesday. Curfews had been in place for Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, New Hope and Maple Grove from 10pm local time before gatherings were declared unlawful

Activists raise their arms as they confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright Tuesday. Curfews had been in place for Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, New Hope and Maple Grove from 10pm local time before gatherings were declared unlawful 

A person uses a megaphone as activists confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte WrightAn activist holds a sign as others confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright, 20, who was shot and killed by former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter

A march for Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, in Brooklyn Center

Firefighters arrive on the scene after protesters set fire to Portland police union building

Firefighters arrive on the scene after protesters set fire to Portland police union building

Potter – who resigned from the force Tuesday – is said to have confused her gun with a taser when she shot at Daunte Wright, 20, in Brooklyn Center on Sunday.  

A police source told DailyMail.com they had taken precautions to protect the home. Potter, who has two adult sons, lives at the property with her husband, a former Fridley police officer.

They are all understood to have left the home late Tuesday night after the address was posted to social media.

About 90 minutes before the 10pm local time curfew deadline, police declared protests outside the Brooklyn Center police station to be an unlawful assembly; pepper spray and flash bombs were used by officers in an attempt to disperse the crowd while demonstrators used umbrellas as shields

About 90 minutes before the 10pm local time curfew deadline, police declared protests outside the Brooklyn Center police station to be an unlawful assembly; pepper spray and flash bombs were used by officers in an attempt to disperse the crowd while demonstrators used umbrellas as shields

Law enforcement officers stand guard following a march for Daunte Wright Tuesday. Demonstrators began gathering again Tuesday at the city's heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch

Law enforcement officers stand guard following a march for Daunte Wright Tuesday. Demonstrators began gathering again Tuesday at the city’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch

Wright's killing, just 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd's death last May in Minneapolis, has led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in Floyd's death, is ongoing in the city

Wright’s killing, just 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd’s death last May in Minneapolis, has led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, is ongoing in the city

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station Tuesday. More than a 1,000 protestors had arrived by early evening. Wright's killing, just 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd's death last May in Minneapolis, has led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in Floyd's death, is ongoing

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station Tuesday. More than a 1,000 protestors had arrived by early evening. Wright’s killing, just 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd’s death last May in Minneapolis, has led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, is ongoing

Cops declared protests in Minneapolis unlawful Tuesday as they clashed with demonstrators outside of police station

Cops declared protests in Minneapolis unlawful Tuesday as they clashed with demonstrators outside of police station

Police and protesters faced off once again after nightfall Tuesday. 'Whose street? Our street!' the crowd chanted. The unrest had continued after the Hennepin County medical examiner ruled Wright's death as a homicide and said the cause was a gunshot wound to the chest

Police and protesters faced off once again after nightfall Tuesday. ‘Whose street? Our street!’ the crowd chanted. The unrest had continued after the Hennepin County medical examiner ruled Wright’s death as a homicide and said the cause was a gunshot wound to the chest

Demonstrators use umbrellas to shield themselves against tear gas and pepper balls in Brooklyn Center Tuesday

Demonstrators use umbrellas to shield themselves against tear gas and pepper balls in Brooklyn Center Tuesday

Law enforcement officers stand guard while stopping the fire that hit a vehicle near the Brooklyn Center police station

Law enforcement officers stand guard while stopping the fire that hit a vehicle near the Brooklyn Center police station

More than 200 demonstrators had arrived by early evening. Activists who attended the mayor's news conference called for sweeping changes to the Brooklyn Center Police Department and sharply criticized the acting police chief, Tony Gruenig, for not yet having a plan

More than 200 demonstrators had arrived by early evening. Activists who attended the mayor’s news conference called for sweeping changes to the Brooklyn Center Police Department and sharply criticized the acting police chief, Tony Gruenig, for not yet having a plan

Demonstrators protect themselves with umbrellas and a blower against tear gas and pepper balls Tuesday

Demonstrators protect themselves with umbrellas and a blower against tear gas and pepper balls Tuesday 

A group of demonstrators marched to the Brooklyn Center FBI building from the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday

A group of demonstrators marched to the Brooklyn Center FBI building from the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday

A tear gas canister explodes as people confront law enforcement outside an apartment complex across the street from the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Tuesday

A tear gas canister explodes as people confront law enforcement outside an apartment complex across the street from the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Tuesday 

Law enforcement attempt to apprehend someone near Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop

Law enforcement attempt to apprehend someone near Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop.

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop.

Law enforcement charge protestors outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station as they attempt to enforce the curfew. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop.

Law enforcement charge protestors outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station as they attempt to enforce the curfew. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop.

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop

Protestors clash with police outside of Brooklyn Center Police Station. April 13. Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Duante Wright during a traffic stop

Outside the Brooklyn Center’s heavily guarded police headquarters in Minneapolis, Tuesday, ‘Murderapolis’ was scrawled with black spray paint on a concrete barrier.  ‘Daunte Wright! Say his name!’ the crowd chanted. ‘No justice, no peace! Prosecute the police!’ There were no reports of looting Tuesday.   A group of protesters marched to the Brooklyn Center FBI building from the Brooklyn Center Police Department as the evening went on. Minnesota State Patrol Colonel Matt Langer said at a midnight press conference: ‘As the evening unfolded, the event devolved.’ Officials said bricks and cans were thrown at cops.  As the mayor spoke earlier on Tuesday, Wright’s relatives and supporters assembled near the Minneapolis courthouse where Chauvin is standing trial, and recounted for reporters the anguish of his death at the age of 20. Wright, who struggled with a learning disability and dropped out of high school, was remembered as a good-natured, loving man who worked multiple jobs to support his 2-year-old son. Floyd’s two brothers appeared at the news conference along with Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, who embraced Wright’s mother, Katie, and said she had once taught Daunte Wright in school.

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks during a press conference as he joins the family of Daunte Wright outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks during a press conference as he joins the family of Daunte Wright outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, Chyna Whitaker, Daunte Wright's girlfriend, and Floyd family lawyer, Ben Crump, attend a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, Chyna Whitaker, Daunte Wright’s girlfriend, and Floyd family lawyer, Ben Crump, attend a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13

Katie Wright, center, mother of Daunte Wright, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center

Katie Wright, center, mother of Daunte Wright, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center

Naisha Wright embraces Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, as she speaks during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Naisha Wright embraces Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, as she speaks during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Katie Wright, center, mother of Daunte Wright, arrives to speak during a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, in Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center

Katie Wright, center, mother of Daunte Wright, arrives to speak during a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, in Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center

Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, speaks as other family and friends and family attorney Ben Crump, listen during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13

Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, speaks as other family and friends and family attorney Ben Crump, listen during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13

Naisha Wright, aunt of Daunte Wright, speaks as she is joined by members of George Floyd's family during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Naisha Wright, aunt of Daunte Wright, speaks as she is joined by members of George Floyd’s family during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13

Naisha Wright, aunt of Daunte Wright, speaks as she is joined by members of George Floyd's family during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center

Naisha Wright, aunt of Daunte Wright, speaks as she is joined by members of George Floyd’s family during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center

Floyd family lawyer, Ben Crump speaks during a press conference with Daunte Wright's and George Floyd's families, at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13. Tensions have soared over the death on April 11 of African American Daunte Wright near the Midwestern US city, a community already on edge over the ongoing trial of a policeman accused of killing another Black man, George Floyd

Floyd family lawyer, Ben Crump speaks during a press conference with Daunte Wright’s and George Floyd’s families, at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13. Tensions have soared over the death on April 11 of African American Daunte Wright near the Midwestern US city, a community already on edge over the ongoing trial of a policeman accused of killing another Black man, George Floyd

Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter

Wright’s deadly encounter began when police pulled him over in his car for what they said was expired auto registration. According to Gannon, officers then discovered a warrant for his arrest in their system. When Wright broke away from one officer and climbed back into his car in an apparent bid to flee, the second officer, since identified as Potter, accidentally drew her pistol instead of her Taser and opened fire, he said. An autopsy found Wright was struck once in the chest. Potter can be heard on police video shouting: ‘Holy shit, I just shot him.’ The car then rolled away with Wright still in the driver’s until it struck another vehicle and came to a stop. The recollections of Wright’s mother and other relatives focused on his last moments. Katie Wright said her son called her after he was pulled over, and that she offered to mediate with police over the phone. She said she heard police order her son, who seemed confused, out of his vehicle, followed by the sound of scuffling and an officer telling him to hang up the phone. She said Wright’s girlfriend, who was with him in the car, eventually picked up the phone and, amid cries and screams, told her he had been shot. ‘She pointed the phone toward the driver’s seat and my son was laying there, unresponsive,’ Katie Wright recalled, weeping. ‘That was the last time that I’ve seen my son.’

Barriers and metal fencing was put up around the home of Officer Kimberly Potter who resigned from the force Tuesday

Barriers and metal fencing was put up around the home of Officer Kimberly Potter who resigned from the force Tuesday

A man speaks with two cops stationed behind barriers and metal fencing put up around the home of Officer Kimberly Potter

A man speaks with two cops stationed behind barriers and metal fencing put up around the home of Officer Kimberly Potter

Meanwhile, police started barricading Potter's home on Tuesday after her address was posted on social media, DailyMail.com can reveal. Exclusive photos show the five-bedroom home surrounded by police and workmen unloading barricades

Police started barricading Potter’s home on Tuesday after her address was posted on social media, DailyMail.com can reveal. Exclusive photos show the five-bedroom home surrounded by police and workmen unloading barricades

A police source said they anticipate protests and are taking precautions to prevent the home being wrecked

A police source said they anticipate protests and are taking precautions to prevent the home being wrecked

Police stand guard as demonstrators gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday

Police stand guard as demonstrators gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday

A traffic cone is being thrown by demonstrators over law enforcement officers Tuesday. Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center

A traffic cone is being thrown by demonstrators over law enforcement officers Tuesday. Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center

Protests on April 13, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after a white veteran police officer shot dead 20-year-old Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after allegedly confusing her gun for a Taser

Protests on April 13, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after a white veteran police officer shot dead 20-year-old Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after allegedly confusing her gun for a Taser

A protester in a gas mask gestures as activists confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright on Tuesday

A protester in a gas mask gestures as activists confront State troopers, National Guard members and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright on Tuesday 

Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner said. Protests, pictured Tuesday, began within hours

Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner said. Protests, pictured Tuesday, began within hours

Protesters rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday, as it is guarded by cops and the National Guard

Protesters rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday, as it is guarded by cops and the National Guard

Protesters participate in a march Tuesday, days after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center

Protesters participate in a march Tuesday, days after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center

Curfews are also in place for Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, New Hope and Maple Grove

‘You are hereby ordered to disperse,’ an announcement played to the protesters said, warning that anyone not leaving would be arrested. The number of protesters then dropped rapidly over the next hour. 

The unrest had already continued for a second night Monday just hours after the Hennepin County medical examiner ruled Wright’s death a homicide and said the cause was a gunshot wound to the chest.  White veteran police officer Potter and her police chief boss both resigned from the force Tuesday.  It is not yet clear what charges Brooklyn Center Police officer Potter will face over the death of the 20-year-old black man but multiple sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday. 

Veteran Minneapolis cop ‘will be charged today’ for shooting dead Daunte Wright, 20, during traffic stop after she and the Brooklyn Center chief of police both resign as city erupts in protest 

 The white veteran police officer who shot dead Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minneapolis after allegedly confusing her gun for a taser could reportedly faces charges as early as today after she and her police chief boss both resigned from the force.  It is not yet clear what charges Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter will face over the death of the 20-year-old black man but multiple sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday.  Both Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned on Tuesday two days after Wright was shot dead after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags. In her resignation letter, Potter – who has worked for the department for 26 years – did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city.    ‘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,’ Potter said.  Potter, a married mother-of-two, has been on administrative leave since the shooting.  Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot announced the resignation of Potter’s police chief boss.  Gannon was the one who revealed during a tense press conference a day earlier that Wright’s death was the result of ‘accidental discharge’ after Potter mistook her taser for a gun. 

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon

 Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday two days after the 20-year-old black man was shot dead after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags 

The resignations came as pressure mounted for Potter to be fired, including from Mayor Elliot. 

Elliott said on Tuesday he was ‘appreciative’ that Potter submitted her resignation but that he had not asked for it. He said he wasn’t sure if it was because she had heard that she would soon be fired.

It is not clear if Potter will be entitled to keep her pension. 

Activists who attended the news conference called for sweeping changes to the Brooklyn Center Police Department and criticized acting police chief, Tony Gruenig, for not yet having a plan.In her resignation letter, Potter - who has worked for the department for 26 years - did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city

In her resignation letter, Potter – who has worked for the department for 26 years – did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city

Elliott said there were 49 police officers in the department but none of them lived in Brooklyn Center. He didn’t immediately have information regarding racial diversity of those officers but said ‘we have very few people of color in our department.’  He went on to say he hoped Potter’s resignation would ‘bring some calm to the community’ but that he would keep working towards ‘full accountability under the law.’ ‘That’s what we’re going to continue to work for,’ Elliott said. ‘We have to make sure that justice is served, justice is done. Daunte Wright deserves that, his family deserves that.’  Wright was shot as police were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Police have said a struggle broke out as they tried to take him into custody after running his name and realizing he had the warrant. 

Authorities have not confirmed the nature of the warrant but court records show Wright was being sought after failing to appear in court last month on misdemeanor charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police last June.  His aunt has said the warrant was for marijuana possession. Meanwhile, police started barricading Potter’s home on Tuesday after her address was posted on social media, DailyMail.com can reveal.  Exclusive photos show the five-bedroom home surrounded by police and workmen unloading barricades. A police source told DailyMail.com that they anticipate protests later and said they are taking precautions to prevent the home being wrecked.  ‘We learned from [Derek] Chauvin. His house got totally smashed up in the protests,’ the source said.  It is understood Potter left the property late last night with her 54-year-old husband Jeffrey and their sons Sam and Nick. Jeffrey, a 26-year police veteran, retired from cop work with the Fridley Police Department in 2017 and now works as a corporate investigator at Allina Health. A relative was also spotted at the home on Tuesday morning, taking a series of cardboard boxes out of the property and loading it into their car.  Police sources told DailyMail.com that Potter and her family have left the area entirely.     

A protester gathered outside Potter's home on Tuesday after police and workers erected barricades

A protester gathered outside Potter’s home on Tuesday after police and workers erected barricades

People were spotted retrieving belongings from Potter's home on Tuesday after the police officer left with her family last night

People were spotted retrieving belongings from Potter’s home on Tuesday after the police officer left with her family last night

In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake.  ‘I cannot accept that. I lost my son, he’s never coming back. I can’t accept a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right,’ Aubrey said. ‘This officer has been on the force for 26 years.’  Wright’s mother added that she wants Potter to be held accountable for ‘everything she’s taken from us’.  During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, called his death ‘murder’ and dismissed claims it was an accident.  ‘They murdered my nephew. She killed my nephew,’ Naisha said at the press conference, which was held alongside members of George Floyd’s family. ‘Every pistol, every Taser, it has a safety on it. She saw that she had to release that. That woman held that gun in front of her for a long damn time.’  Naisha had earlier denied that her nephew’s license plate tag was expired, as police have said. She also said a misdemeanor warrant that was out for her nephew was ‘just for some weed’.   

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is the agency investigating Wright’s death. Potter has been placed on administrative duty. Brooklyn City Mayor Mike Elliott said during the press conference that the officer should be fired. ‘My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession,’ Elliott said, adding he fully supported relieving the officer of her duties. His comments were in contrast to City Manager Curt Boganey, who was in charge of the police department, after he said he wanted due process to play out before passing judgment on the officer’s actions.  Boganey was fired by the town’s City Council in an emergency meeting on Monday. Elliott now oversees the police department.   Brian Peters, head of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said Potter was working Sunday as a field training officer, training a rookie officer.

‘She’s just a very dedicated, passionate, good person. It’s completely devastating,’ he said. ‘In a very tense moment, she made a mistake. It’s not her character.’  Potter is a married mother of two, who was first licensed as a police officer in Minnesota in 1995 at age 22, according to state records obtained by the Star Tribune. She has served on the city’s negotiation team, and was among the first to arrive at the scene of another officer-involved shooting, in August 2019. In that case, Kobe Dimock-Heisler died after he allegedly rushed at officers with a knife in a home. Potter instructed the two officers involved in the 2019 incident ‘to exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn cameras, and to not talk to each other,’ according to an investigative report from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, obtained by the paper. Both officers’ actions were found to be justified and no charges were filed.  Potter has been a union president for her department’s officers, the paper reported, and was a longtime member of the Law Enforcement Memorial Association.  Potter has two adult sons and lives with her husband, a former Fridley police officer, in a different Minneapolis suburb, the paper reported.  She had annual salary of $86,190, according to public records from 2018.  

The state police said the dispersal order came before the 10 p.m. curfew because protesters were trying to take down the fencing and throwing rocks at police. Veteran police officer Potter could reportedly faces charges as early as tomorrow after she and her police chief boss both resigned from the force. It is not yet clear what charges Brooklyn Center Police Officer Potter will face over the death of the 20-year-old black man but multiple sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday

The state police said the dispersal order came before the 10 p.m. curfew because protesters were trying to take down the fencing and throwing rocks at police. Veteran police officer Potter could reportedly faces charges as early as tomorrow after she and her police chief boss both resigned from the force. It is not yet clear what charges Brooklyn Center Police Officer Potter will face over the death of the 20-year-old black man but multiple sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday

The number of protesters dropped rapidly, until only a few remained late on. Police also ordered all media to leave the scene

The number of protesters dropped rapidly, until only a few remained late on. Police also ordered all media to leave the scene 

Wright's father, Aubrey Wright, told ABC's 'Good Morning America' that he rejects the explanation that Potter mistook her gun for her Taser. 'I lost my son. He's never coming back. I can't accept that. A mistake? That doesn't even sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can't accept that,' he said. Protesters are pictured Tuesday

Wright’s father, Aubrey Wright, told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ that he rejects the explanation that Potter mistook her gun for her Taser. ‘I lost my son. He’s never coming back. I can’t accept that. A mistake? That doesn’t even sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can’t accept that,’ he said. Protesters are pictured Tuesday 

The resignations from Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon came two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. The Brooklyn Center Police Department is pictured Tuesday

The resignations from Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon came two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. The Brooklyn Center Police Department is pictured Tuesday 

The National Guard has been called in to defend the Brooklyn Center Police Department. In her resignation letter, Potter - who has worked for the department for 26 years - did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city

The National Guard has been called in to defend the Brooklyn Center Police Department. In her resignation letter, Potter – who has worked for the department for 26 years – did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city

The Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. The modest suburb just north of Minneapolis has seen its demographics shift dramatically in recent years. In 2000, more than 70% of the city was white. Today, a majority of residents are Black, Asian or Hispanic

The Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. The modest suburb just north of Minneapolis has seen its demographics shift dramatically in recent years. In 2000, more than 70% of the city was white. Today, a majority of residents are Black, Asian or Hispanic

Prosecutors in Hennepin County, where the shooting occurred, said they have referred the case to nearby Washington County — a practice county attorneys in the Minneapolis area adopted last year in handling police deadly force cases

Prosecutors in Hennepin County, where the shooting occurred, said they have referred the case to nearby Washington County — a practice county attorneys in the Minneapolis area adopted last year in handling police deadly force cases

Protesters began gathering again Tuesday at the city’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch

Protesters began gathering again Tuesday at the city’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch

In her resignation letter, Potter – who has worked for the department for 26 years – did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city.  

‘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,’ Potter said.  

Potter has been on administrative leave since the shooting. She is said to have left her home with her 54-year-old husband Jeffrey and their sons Sam and Nick.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Activists march to protest the death of Daunte Wright. People have taken to the streets to protest after Daunte Wright, a 20-year old black man, was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Activists march to protest the death of Daunte Wright. People have taken to the streets to protest after Daunte Wright, a 20-year old black man, was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Chicago: Protestors navigate along Chicago's Millennium Park during a peaceful protest on Tuesday

Chicago: Protestors navigate along Chicago’s Millennium Park during a peaceful protest on Tuesday

New York: Andrew Yang attends a 'Justice for Daunte Wright' bike ride at Barclays Center

New York: Andrew Yang attends a ‘Justice for Daunte Wright’ bike ride at Barclays Center

Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday two days after the 20-year-old black man was shot dead after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags 

Potter, a white veteran police officer, shot dead 20-year-old Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after allegedly confusing her gun for a taser

Potter, a white veteran police officer, shot dead 20-year-old Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after allegedly confusing her gun for a taser

Chyna Whitiker, the mother of Wright's child, during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center

Chyna Whitiker, the mother of Wright’s child, during a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot announced the resignation of Potter’s police chief boss. 

Gannon revealed during a tense press conference a day earlier that Wright’s death was the result of ‘accidental discharge’ after Potter mistook her taser for a gun.    

Wright was shot dead on Sunday afternoon after he and his girlfriend were pulled over during a traffic stop for what police say was an expired car registration. 

The officers then learned Wright, who has a toddler son, had the outstanding warrant against him.   

Police have said a struggle broke out as they tried to take him into custody after running his name and realizing he had the warrant. 

Authorities have not confirmed the nature of the warrant but court records show Wright was being sought after failing to appear in court last month on misdemeanor charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police last June. 

Wright had choked a woman and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over $820 she had stuffed in her bra, court papers obtained by DailyMail.com allege. 

He was due to face trial on a charge of attempted aggravated robbery – with a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. 

Large crowds gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday for the third night in a row. Wright was shot dead on Sunday afternoon after he and his girlfriend were pulled over during a traffic stop for what police say was an expired car registration. The officers then learned Wright, who has a toddler son, had the outstanding warrant against him

Large crowds gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday for the third night in a row. Wright was shot dead on Sunday afternoon after he and his girlfriend were pulled over during a traffic stop for what police say was an expired car registration. The officers then learned Wright, who has a toddler son, had the outstanding warrant against him

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association said in a statement Tuesday that 'no conclusions should be made until the investigation is complete.' Police have said a struggle broke out as they tried to take Wright into custody after running his name and realizing he had the warrant

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association said in a statement Tuesday that ‘no conclusions should be made until the investigation is complete.’ Police have said a struggle broke out as they tried to take Wright into custody after running his name and realizing he had the warrant

Mourners gather at the intersection of 63rd and Katherine Drive where a memorial has sprung up for Daunte Wright

Mourners gather at the intersection of 63rd and Katherine Drive where a memorial has sprung up for Daunte Wright

Hundreds of protesters defied a 7pm curfew in Minneapolis on Monday night. Protesters are pictured Tuesday

Hundreds of protesters defied a 7pm curfew in Minneapolis on Monday night. Protesters are pictured Tuesday 

People pay their respects to Wright on Tuesday at the intersection of 63rd and Katherine Drive. Protests also broke out overnight Tuesday in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Portland and Seattle

People pay their respects to Wright on Tuesday at the intersection of 63rd and Katherine Drive. Protests also broke out overnight Tuesday in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Portland and Seattle

A demonstrator carries a flag bearing the names of people of color killed by police at a rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright

A demonstrator carries a flag bearing the names of people of color killed by police at a rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright

Daunte Wright's parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son's death was a mistake after police revealed Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser

Daunte Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake after police revealed Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser

Police body cam footage of the fatal incident showed three officers approaching Daunte Wright's car in Brooklyn Center on Sunday after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop

Police body cam footage of the fatal incident showed three officers approaching Daunte Wright’s car in Brooklyn Center on Sunday after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop

In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake.  ‘I cannot accept that. I lost my son, he’s never coming back. I can’t accept a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right,’ Aubrey said. ‘This officer has been on the force for 26 years.’ Police released footage of the incident from Potter’s bodycam that showed her and two other officers approaching Wright’s car after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop. The footage showed one officer trying to handcuff Wright as a second officer told him he was being arrested on a warrant. Wright immediately jumped back into his car in an apparent attempt to flee. A struggle then broke out between the officers and Wright, who was still sitting inside his car.  ‘I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!’ Potter could be heard shouting in her bodycam video.  Immediately after, Potter can be heard saying: ‘Holy shit. I shot him’. Wright managed to drive several blocks before coming to a stop when he hit another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the car, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

EXCLUSIVE: Daunte Wright had a warrant out for his arrest for attempted aggravated robbery charges after ‘choking and holding a woman at gunpoint for $820 in 2019,’ court papers reveal

Daunte Wright choked a woman and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over $820 she had stuffed in her bra, court papers obtained by DailyMail.com allege. That is the case that led to a warrant for his arrest at the time he was shot and killed by police officer Kimberly Potter in Minnesota on Sunday, leading to days of unrest. And online speculation that he did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest is false, DailyMail.com has learned. A letter returned to the court for having a wrong address was giving notice of a court date in August and had nothing to do with the warrant. Wright, 20, was shot dead in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday by Potter, 48, a 26-year veteran in the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

 Mugshot of Daunte Wright

Mugshot of Daunte Wright

DailyMail.com can reveal that Daunte Wright (pictured in his booking photo) 20, had a warrant out for his arrest on attempted aggravated robbery charges after allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint for $820 in December 2019

She says she mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her taser. After the gun fired, she is heard on body camera saying: ‘Holy s**t I shot him.’ Potter and Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday. Wright was allegedly pulled over for having expired license plate tags, although he called his mother and told her it was for having an air freshener hanging on his rear-view mirror. While checking his details, Potter and other officers learned of the warrant. When they tried to handcuff him, Wright got back into his car and at that point Potter shot him in the chest after warning fellow officers to get out of the way by shouting, ‘Taser, taser, taser.’ Wright was due to face trial on a charge of attempted aggravated robbery – with a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  Charging papers say he and a second man, Emajay Driver went to a home shared by two women in Osseo, Minnesota ‘to party’ in December 2019. At the time, Wright was 19 and Driver was 18. The women asked them to leave around 2.30 am on December 1, but they said they didn’t have a ride and the women – who are not identified in the court documents – allowed them to sleep on the floor. In the morning, one of the women went to the bank to get her $820 rent money which she gave to the other woman and then left for work. As Wright, Driver and the second woman were leaving, Wright allegedly tried to hold up the woman. ‘The three of them were walking to the door to exit the apartment and defendant Wright turned around and blocked the door preventing victim from leaving,’ says the report, written by Osseo Police Officer Shane Mikkelson.

DailyMail.com has learned that online speculation that Wright did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest is false. A letter (pictured) returned to the court for having a wrong address was giving notice of a court date in August and had nothing to do with the warrant

DailyMail.com has learned that online speculation that Wright did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest is false. A letter (pictured) returned to the court for having a wrong address was giving notice of a court date in August and had nothing to do with the warrant

‘Defendant Wright then pulled a black handgun with silver trim out from either his right waistband or his right coat pocket and pointed it at victim and demanded the rent money,’ continued Mikkelson. ‘Victim said ‘Are you serious?’ Defendant Wright replied: ‘Give me the f**king money, I know you have it.’ When the woman again asked him if he was serious, Wright is said to have replied: ‘I’m not playing around.’ Mikkelson’s report said: ‘The $820 cash was tucked in the victim’s bra and defendant Wright placed his hand around victim’s neck and choked her while trying to pull the cash from under her bra. ‘Victim was able to get loose from defendant Wright and started to kneel down and scream.’ After more yelling, Wright allegedly told the woman that he was going to shoot her unless he got the money.  ‘Give me the money and we will leave,’ he allegedly said. ‘Give me the money and we will go.’

Mikkelson added: ‘Defendant Wright then tried to choke victim a second time and tried to take her money. Defendant Driver was telling her to give defendant Wright the money.  ‘Defendant Driver then said: ‘Let’s go,’ and the two defendants left and got into a white Cadillac and left the scene,’ wrote Mikkelson. ‘Afterwards, victim found that the cash was still in her bra.’ Mikkelson said the woman identified both Wright and Driver through photo line-ups. Wright’s bail was originally set at $100,000 with orders that he should not contact the victim or any witnesses, refrain from drugs and alcohol and not have any weapons. A bond bailsman paid $40,000 for his release. But his bail was revoked in July last year due to his ‘failure to not possess a firearm or ammunition’ and not keeping in touch with his probation officer, court papers show.  At that time a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, that was still outstanding on the day he died. In recent days several people have claimed on the Internet that Wright may not even have known about the warrant because it was sent to the wrong address and returned to the court by the US Postal Service.  But that letter, sent out on February 2 and returned to the court three days later was just to advise Wright of a change of date for his court hearing. 

Katie Wright (left), the mother of Daunte Wright, is embraced during a vigil for her son on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was shot and killed yesterday by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop

Katie Wright (left), the mother of Daunte Wright, is embraced during a vigil for her son on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was shot and killed yesterday by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop

It was sent to an address in Minneapolis and marked ‘Return to Sender. No such number. Unable to forward’ by the USPS. Wright’s killing, just 10 miles from the scene of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last May, has led to unrest in Minnesota and nationwide.  Overnight protests broke out in New York, Washington, D.C., Portland, Seattle and elsewhere. Police officer Potter’s five-bedroom home was surrounded by cops unloading barricades on Tuesday after her address was leaked online. A police source told DailyMail.com that they anticipate protests later and said they are taking precautions to prevent the home being wrecked. ‘We learned from [Derek] Chauvin. His house got totally smashed up in the protests,’ the source said. Potter left the property late last night with her 54-year-old husband Jeff and their sons Sam and Nick.

Jeff Potter, retired from cop work with the Police Department in Fridley, Minnesota, in 2017 after 26 years. He now works as a corporate investigator at Allina Health. A relative was also spotted at the home on Tuesday morning, taking a series of cardboard boxes out of the property and loading it into their car. Police sources told DailyMail.com that Potter and her family have left the area entirely. In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake. ‘I cannot accept that. I lost my son, he’s never coming back. I can’t accept a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right,’ Aubrey said. ‘This officer has been on the force for 26 years.’ Wright’s mother added that she wants Potter to be held accountable for ‘everything she’s taken from us’. His aunt, Naisha Wright, had earlier called for Potter to be jailed for ‘not knowing the difference between a fully loaded pistol and a taser’.

‘Accident? An accident? No, come on now! I own a 20,000 volt taser. They don’t feel nothing like a gun,’ she told CNN. ‘My family’s blood is on their hands.’ Naisha has denied that her nephew’s license plate tag was expired, as police have said. She also said a misdemeanor warrant that was out for her nephew was ‘just for some weed’. Wright’s shooting death has sparked violent protests and unrest in the city that is already on edge because of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.  Police Chief Tim Gannon released footage of the incident from Potter’s bodycam that showed her and two other officers approaching Wright’s car after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop. The footage showed one officer trying to handcuff Wright as a second officer told him he was being arrested on a warrant. Wright immediately jumped back into his car in an apparent attempt to flee. A struggle then broke out between the officers and Wright, who was still sitting inside his car.

‘I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!’ Potter could be heard shouting in her bodycam video. Immediately after, Potter can be heard saying: ‘Holy shit. I shot him’.  Potter and Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday amid mounting pressure for Potter to step down.In her resignation letter, Potter – who has worked for the department for 26 years – did not address the deadly shooting that has sparked two days of violent protests and unrest across the city.  ‘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,’ Potter said. Potter, a married mother-of-two, had been on administrative leave since the shooting. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot also announced the resignation of Potter’s police chief boss. Gannon was the one who revealed during a tense press conference a day earlier that Wright’s death was the result of ‘accidental discharge’ after Potter mistook her taser for a gun.  The resignations came as pressure mounted for Potter to be fired, including from Mayor Elliot. 

Police have said a struggle broke out as they tried to arrest Wright after running his name and realizing he had an outstanding warrant. Authorities have not confirmed the nature of the warrant but court records show Wright was being sought after failing to appear in court last month on misdemeanor charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police last June. His aunt has said the warrant was for marijuana possession.  The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is the agency investigating Wright’s death. Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who helped the family of George Floyd win a $27million legal settlement against the city of Minneapolis, is also representing the Wrights.  In a tweet, Crump said he believed that Potter ‘knew exactly what she was doing’ in a previous case which he said she told officers how to ‘obscure accountability’. He wrote about the previous incident involving Dimock-Heisler and Potter, saying she ‘taught officers who fatally shot Kobe Dimock-Heisler how to protect themselves & obscure accountability’. Crump, quoting a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office report, wrote that Potter had previously instructed two police officers in the previous case to ‘exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn camera, and to not talk to eаch other.

‘Of course Kim Potter knew exactly what she was doing. She knew how to obscure the truth. In that instance, her actions were clearly intentional,’ he wrote.  Wright’s mother Katie Wright has previously described her son calling her in the moments before he was shot to say police had pulled him over for having air fresheners dangling from his rear-view mirror. It is illegal in Minnesota to have anything hanging from a rear-view mirror. She said he called her to get insurance information for the vehicle because she recently gave the car to him. Describing the call, Wright’s mother said: ‘I said when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I will give him the insurance information. ‘Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say, ‘Put the phone down and get out of the car.’ And Wright said ‘why’. He said, ‘We’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.” ‘A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, who was the passenger in the car, and said that he’d been shot and she put it on the driver’s side, and he was laying there lifeless,’ Katie told gathered media on Sunday afternoon. ‘I heard scuffling, and I heard police officers say, ‘Daunte, don’t run,” she said through tears. The call ended, and she dialed his number again. His girlfriend answered and said he was dead in the driver’s seat. Speaking before the unrest broke out, Wright’s mother had urged protesters to stay peaceful and remain focused on the loss of her son. ‘All the violence, if it keeps going, it’s only going to be about the violence. We need it to be about why my son got shot for no reason,’ she said to a crowd near the shooting scene in Brooklyn Center. ‘We need to make sure it’s about him and not about smashing police cars, because that’s not going to bring my son back.’  Read more:

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