Kimberly Potter is a police officer serving in the city of Brooklyn Center department. She gained media attention after Daunte Wright from Plymouth Minneapolis, 20 years old man who was fatally shot dead by a police officer on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, the cop been identified as Kimberly A. Potter, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota called for the officers to be made public, who involved in the shooting has been officially confirmed by Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). American Civil Liberties Union called out the police department to release the video as per the body camera footage from the incident and released the footage on Monday.
At the time of the shooting, Potter was reportedly working as a field training officer. During the incident potter, she said to Wright, “I’ll tase you”. Later she took out her service gun and fired a single bullet at him, she shouted “Holy s**t, I just shot him,” and appeared to drop the gun on the ground. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said.”It is my belief that the officer had the intention to employ their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.”
After the incident on 11 April 2021, the name of the officer was not revealed. However, the crowd gathered were near the scene where the driver died, involved largely nonviolent, some people jumped on a police vehicle and broke the window glassed and people were seen chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “Black Lives They Matter Here,” outside the police building. On late Sunday, police officers in Helmets and armor formed a protective line around the Brooklyn Center Police Department Headquarters, by the crowd of protesters gathered. The police confirmed that the gathering was unlawful and asked the protester to disperse, when they continued to protest they released a gas irritant to disperse them.
Brooklyn Center Police Department said that the victim was pulled over for a traffic violation and determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant. The officers tried to arrest the driver but the police say he “re-entered the vehicle,”. In the statement “One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver,” added, “The vehicle then traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle.”
Wright mother also confirmed that police asked him regarding the vehicle insurance on the call she said “I said when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I will give him the insurance information,” added “Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say, ‘Put the phone down and get out of the car.’ And Daunte said why. He said, ‘We’ll explain to you when you get out of the car”. Later she heard the police officer saying “Daunte, don’t run and then the officer said, ‘put the phone down and hung it up.”.
Mayor Mike Elliot told reporters at the conference press meeting, “My position is that we can not afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession so I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties.” Also added Tribune said, “She is married, has two adult sons, and lives with her husband, a former Fridley police officer, in a different Minneapolis suburb”.
Kimberly Potter is a police officer serving in the city of Brooklyn Center department for over 26 years. She started working in Feb 1995. According to the records, she is first licensed as a police officer in Minnesota at the age of 22 in 1995. She has been serving on the force’s negotiation team, during her tenure with Brooklyn Center Police Department.
Potter is also the Union President for Brooklyn Center police officers and a member of the Law Enforcement Memorial Association. In 2017, among 11 officers, she received a Chief’s Unit Certificate of Commendation for a death investigation.
In Aug 2019, in the Minneapolis suburb, in the previous fatal shooting of a man, she was the first one to arrive at the scene at Kobe Dimock-Heisler died, and during the incident, she reportedly instructed two of the officers to ‘turn off their body-worn cameras.
How old is Kimberly Potter? She was born in 1973, in the USA now her age is 48 years as of 2021. No much information regarding her parents. However, we will keep you updated.
Kimberly Potter is married to a former police officer who served a different Minneapolis suburb and she has two adult sons.
Kimberly Potter’s net Worth between $300K to $400K USD as of 2021.