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The resignation of an African-American policeman in the state of Minnesota was training newcomers

by YCPress

April 14th. According to a report by the American Chinese website, a few days ago, Wright, an African-American man, was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Porter, the police officer involved, announced his resignation on the 13th. According to a representative of the Minnesota Police Association, Porter was training another newcomer police officer at the time of the incident.

Porter said in a statement: “I like being a police officer very much and do my best to serve this community. But my immediate resignation is in the best interests of the community, the police department and my colleagues.”

According to reports, on the 11th, the Brooklyn Center Police shot and killed Wright, an African-American man, during a traffic interception. On the evening of the 12th local time, Porter, 48, was confirmed to be the police officer who shot Wright.

Representatives of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association stated that when they intercepted the Wright vehicle, at least one of them was a novice police officer from the Lucklin Center City Police Department. The head of the association, Peters, said that Porter was serving as an on-site training officer at the time and was instructing a newly recruited police officer to enforce the law. Peters also emphasized: “She (Porter) is a very dedicated, enthusiastic, and kind person.”

The Brooklyn Center City Police Department stated that Porter took an “administrative holiday” after the incident, but the mayor of the city and the Wright family asked him to be fired.

The Sheriff of Brooklyn Center stated that the fatal shooting was an “accidental drawing of a gun.” According to previous reports, the Mingzhou police said that the officer confused the stun gun with the pistol and shot Wright, the African-American man who resisted when he was arrested.