Bodycam footage shows the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by an city of Brooklyn Center in Minnesota officer
The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the US city of Brooklyn Center in Minnesota was an accident, the police chief has said.
Daunte Wright, 20, was shot after the officer meant to use a Taser, but mistakenly drew her gun instead, Chief Tim Gannon told reporters.
The officer was later named as Kim Potter who has worked for Brooklyn Center Police for 26 years.
Mr Wright’s death has sparked protests and a curfew has been declared.
Late on Monday, crowds defied the curfew to gather for a second night outside Brooklyn Center Police headquarters. Witnesses said some threw fireworks and bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
Tensions in nearby Minneapolis are high as the trial of an ex-officer accused of killing George Floyd continues.