Wright, an African American man, was shot and killed by police in central Brooklyn, Minnesota. Porter, the police officer involved, resigned on the 13th. According to the representative of Minnesota Police Association, Porter was training another new policeman at the time of the incident.
“I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability,” Porter said in a statement. “but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately. “.
According to reports, on April 11, Brooklyn central city police in the process of traffic interception, opened fire in the African American man Wright and killed him. Porter, 48, was identified as the police officer who shot Wright on the night of the 12th.
A representative of the Minnesota police and Peace Officers Association said at least one of them was a novice officer at the lucklin center police station when they intercepted Wright’s vehicle. Peters, head of the association, said Porter was an on-site training officer and was guiding a new police officer in law enforcement. Peters also stressed: “she (Porter) is a very dedicated, warm, kind person.”
Brooklyn central city police said porter took an “administrative holiday” after the incident, but the Mayor and the Wright family demanded her dismissal.
Brooklyn central city sheriff said the shooting that caused death was an “accidental draw.” According to the previous report, Minnesota police said that the police officers confused the stun gun with the pistol and shot the African American man Wright who resisted to the arrest.