Potter fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop on Sunday. Wright’s death has sparked nightly protests in the Minneapolis suburb.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Tuesday that he had reviewed evidence in the shooting and expected to file charges Wednesday, according to the Star Tribune.
Sources also told KSTP that charges would be filed. Neither report specified what those charges could be.
Police clash with Daunte Wright protesters in Brooklyn Center on April 12, 2021.
While the shooting happened in Hennepin County, nearby Washington County is handling the case because of the close working relationship between the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Hennepin County.
On Tuesday, Potter and Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon both announced their resignations.
Gannon said that he believed Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, had mistaken her handgun for her Taser when she shot Wright.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center said the city was moving towards firing Potter when she quit.
Wright’s death has rocked Minneapolis, a city still reeling from the police killing of another Black man, George Floyd, last May.
The officer charged in connection to Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin, is currently on trial.
Protests in Brooklyn Center turned violent again Tuesday night, as demonstrators surrounded police headquarters, shooting fireworks and throwing objects at officers, according to the Associated Press.
Officers responded by declaring the gathering illegal, 90 minutes before a 10 p.m. curfew went into effect. Officers marched in a line to push the protesters back away from the building, the AP reported.
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