Kim Potter and Tim Gannon
The state attorney's office will soon decide whether to bring charges against the police. The probability of a positive decision is very high.
In the American city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed black Dante Wright, and police chief Tim Gannon, have both resigned. Mayor Mike Elliott announced this at a press conference on Tuesday, April 13.
"This morning we received a letter of resignation from police officer Kim Potter, we also received a letter of resignation from the chief of police," the mayor said.
According to him, earlier members of the city council spoke in favor of removing Potter and Gannon from office.
According to CNN, the state attorney's office will decide by Wednesday whether to bring charges against the police. The likelihood of a positive decision is very high, journalists say.
We will remind you, 20-year-old African American Dante Wright was shot dead on April 11 in Brooklyn Center. After that, massive protests broke out in the city. Due to clashes between police and protesters, the National Guard was brought into the city.
In Minnesota, protesters ransacked shops.