Police Officer Identified in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Shooting
Protesters were back on the streets Monday night in a suburb of Minneapolis, clashing with police despite a strict curfew.
Dozens of people have been arrested in a wave of violent protest sparked by the police shooting of a black man on Sunday.
Police again fired tear gas and stun guns to break up the crowd that was defying the 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
They say rioters threw bricks and bottles, launched fireworks and other projectiles at law enforcement officers.
Police body camera footage was released of the traffic stop where the shooting happened.
Officers say they tried to arrest Daunte Wright for an outstanding warrant but he got back in his car.
An officer says she mistook her handgun for a taser, shooting a single bullet at Wright.
He drove off, crashing a few miles away where he was pronounced dead at the scene.
That officer has been identified as Kim Potter. She’s a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center police force.
Potter is on leave pending an investigation.