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26-year-old Brooklyn Center veteran police officer Kim Potter, identified last night as the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, has resigned her position.

Potter was said to have confuse her firearm for her Taser, fatally shooting Wright on Sunday during a traffic stop. body-camera footage revealed Potter shouted "Taser" before firing.

Potter's email read she is resigning in the “best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers".

Following the event, local sports teams postponed their games and riots ensued in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis. According to local news reports 40 arrests were made.

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