[NFA] Minneapolis Police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in the southern part of the city late on Wednesday, in the first killing by a member of the department since the death of George Floyd, authorities said.
A fatal police shooting in Minneapolis sparked protests late Wednesday, in the first killing by a member of the department since the death of George Floyd, according to authorities.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a press briefing that the man was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with the officers.
"Deputy officers were conducting a traffic stop with a felony suspect.
Initial witness statements indicate that the subject involved in this traffic stop fired first at Minneapolis Police officers, who then exchanged gun fire with the suspect.
The subject of the stop was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel." He also said that the officers' body cameras were turned on and added that the video would be released on Thursday, while an investigation into the shooting is already underway.
Details about the identity, background or race of the man who was shot were not immediately known.
Protesters gathered outside of a gas station near the shooting as authorities urged them to avoid any "destructive criminal behavior." Minneapolis saw widespread protests against police brutality and racism that gradually spread across the United States and the rest of the world following the May 25 death of Floyd, a Black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
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[NFA] Kim Potter, the white police officer whose fatal shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb ignited three nights of protests and civil unrest was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree manslaughter. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, a prosecutor said. Authorities say Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop. Someone convicted of this charge would face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
The Minneapolis Police Department's coordinator on the use of force told jurors on Tuesday the neck restraint applied by former policeman Derek Chauvin in the deadly arrest of George Floyd was unauthorized and that officers are trained to use the least amount of force necessary. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Wednesday’s south Minneapolis police shooting comes seven months after the death of George Floyd, and there have been changes to police policies since then, Kate Raddatz reports (1:37) WCCO 4 News At..
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