He claimed to be mistaken for the taser
The white policeman who shot and killed a black man on the outskirts of Minneapolis and the local police chief in Minneapolis resigned on Tuesday, and the local mayor called it a step to reconciliation after two nights of protests and riots.
Two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a small town in downtown Brooklyn, Police Officer King Kim Porter and Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned. The Porter incident, which had served in the army for 26 years, complicated the tension in the already tense area. In this incident, four police officers died last year because of the death of George Floyd, who was suspected of being black. On trial.
Gannon stated that Potter had obviously fired his real gun by mistake, and what she wanted to do was fire his stun gun, Taser. In the event video, he was heard yelling “Taser! Taser!”.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said he “appreciated” Porter for giving up his resignation, but he did not ask for it. He added that he did not know whether she decided to do so because she thought she would be fired. He stated that he hopes that his resignation “will bring some peace to society”, but he will continue to fight for “full justice.”
Elliott said: “This is what we will continue to work hard to achieve.” “We must ensure that justice is done. This is what Daunte Wright deserves, and this is what his family deserves.”
He added that the police headquarters will try to cooperate with community leaders and protesters who condemned the simple fact that Wright was called black by the police.
He said: “I hope we can turn a page, and I am full of confidence in this.”
Wright was shot because of an attempted arrest warrant attempting to arrest him.
“I will hit you with Taser! I will hit you with Taser! When Wright left the police and returned to his vehicle, the police shot him.
Then the vehicle hurried down and heard the agent shouting “Oh, dear…!!! I shot him!”
Porter drafted a separate letter of resignation: “I love being a policeman and do my best to serve this community, but I think it is in the best interests of this community, department and my comrades. I resign immediately…”.