What did Potter say in her resignation letter?
Speaking on Monday, April 12, 2021, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Potter had intended to use a Taser – not a handgun – and described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”.
In a statement on April 13, Potter said: “I am tendering my resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department effective immediately.
“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 interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”
Wright’s parents have refused to accept that their son was killed by “mistake”.
“I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Wright’s dad, Aubrey Wright, told ABC News.
“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.”