The City of Champlin dished out the big bucks to place concrete barriers and fencing around the home of Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
According to Axios, Ashley Wagner, a spokesperson for the City of Champlin, revealed that over $9,000 was spent to construct a security perimeter around Potter’s house. She also told the outlet that the city will seek reimbursement for the $9,236 “should a source become available.”
Wagner said the security at Potter’s home was needed to “protect against a fire in a residential neighborhood if anyone decided to carry through on threats and also to provide officers with a protected place in case of a violent crowd.”
As REVOLT previously reported, Potter shot and killed 20-year-old Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. She claimed that she meant to use her taser instead of her firearm as he attempted to flee. However, Wright’s family does not believe that the 26-year veteran could not tell the difference between both weapons.
After nights of protests ensued, Potter issued a resignation letter, saying that she “loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”
Last week, the ex-cop was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter for the shooting. Prosecutors are accusing Potter of “culpable negligence” and said she “created an unreasonable risk” when she shot Wright with a handgun instead of a taser. She has since been released from prison on a $100,000 bond.
On Thursday (April 22), Wright’s family held his funeral service in Minneapolis at Shiloh Temple International Ministries. Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy and Benjamin Crump, the family’s attorney, shared a few words.