MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the special session of the legislature kicks off Monday, one of the topics that will be debated is police reform. It was the April killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center that kicked off the latest push for police reform. Wright was killed when he was shot by officer Kim Potter who appeared to confuse her taser for her service weapon.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Six people are safe after escaping a fire in a Brooklyn Center home overnight. Fire crews were called to the house on the 2000 block of 55th Avenue North around 1 a.m. The Brooklyn Center Fire Chief says the house was fully engulfed when crews arrived, so a second alarm was called to get help from neighboring cities.
North metro motorists are in for another major closure this weekend as the Minnesota Department of Transportation shuts down both directions of Interstate 694/94 through Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove as part of a bridge deck replacement project. In the southwest metro, work on the Southwest light-rail line will force drivers on Hwy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries."
Three weeks before he was killed by Brooklyn Center Police, a new lawsuit alleges Daunte Wright participated in the carjacking and shooting of a 20-year-old black man on North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. The victim, Joshua Hodges, survived the gunshot wound to his leg but spent two weeks in the hospital and continues to suffer pain and permanent injuries, according to his attorney Mike Padden.
Brooklyn Center mayor Mike Elliott in an in-depth conversation with Josh Marcus talks about the future of policing M ike Elliott understood the visceral threat police pose to Black men long before he was the mayor of Brooklyn Center, the tight-knit Minneapolis suburb that was roiled by protests this spring after police shot and killed Daunte Wright, an unarmed Black 20-year-old, amid the already tense George Floyd murder trial happening just 10 miles away.
Prosecutor in shooting death of Daunte Wright resigns, citing overall partisan politics and ‘vitriol’
The prosecutor on the case of the shooting death of Daunte Wright has resigned, citing “vitriol” and divisive politics that make the job of obtaining justice near impossible. The resignation of Imran Ali, assistant criminal division chief at the Washington County Attorney’s Office, comes two days after Minnesota announced that state attorney general Keith Ellison would take over the case.
“The last several weeks have been difficult for me and my family,” Ali wrote in a resignation letter dated Monday and published by KARE-11.“The vitriol from some and the infusion of partisan politics by many has made my job difficult to pursue justice.”
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will take over the prosecution of a former Brooklyn Center police officer charged with manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott asked for Ellison’s office to take over prosecution as it did in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer recently convicted of murder in the killing of George Floyd.
Attorney General Keith Ellison's office oversaw the prosecution of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead the prosecution against former officer Kim Potter, who was recorded on video fatally shooting Daunte Wright during an April traffic stop.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead the prosecution against Kim Potter, the ex-cop accused in Daunte Wright shooting
Minnesota AG Keith Ellison will prosecution in the case against Kim Potter. Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright last month. She has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is taking over the prosecutor of Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop last month.
“Daunte Wright’s death was a tragedy.He should not have died on the day that he did.He should not have died the way that he did,” Ellison said in a statement. Ellison said he took the case at the request of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, after another prosecutor — Washington County Attorney Pete Orput — gave the case back to Freeman's office.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will take over the prosecution in the manslaughter case against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter.Potter, 48, is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright in April. If convicted, Potter faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Officers were called to the 7000 block of Camden Avenue North at about 4:15 p.m. after the mother told police “an acquaintance” drove off with her infant.Police soon discovered that the acquaintance wasn’t actually involved. (credit: CBS) The baby was found safe about four hours later at her father’s residence, located less than a mile from where the alleged abduction occurred.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say an Amber Alert will be issued for a baby girl they say was abducted by a man who has previously threatened the girl and her mother. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension suspects 5-month-old Ocean-Rae Lavera Woods was taken by 29-year-old Damareius Deshaun Jones from Brooklyn Center around 4:15 p.m.
Key Points Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, will stand trial Dec. 6, barring any future scheduling conflicts, Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu said during a pretrial hearing."I do find that there's probable cause to support the charge against the defendant, Ms. Potter," Chu said.
A Minnesota judge ruled Monday that a trial for Kim Potter, the former police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April, can proceed.Hennepin County Judge Regina M. Chu said Monday there was probable cause for Potter’s second-degree manslaughter charge to continue and set a tentative start date for the trial in December.