Brooklyn Center Mayor Decides to Reimpose Overnight Curfew
Brooklyn Center, MN (KROC-AM News) - After another night of clashes between Police and protesters, the City of Brooklyn Park has decided to resume enforcing a curfew tonight.
A social media post from the city says the curfew will be in effect from 11 PM until 6 AM in anticipation of another night of unrest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters. The site has been the focal point of protests and violent clashes with police since last Sunday's fatal officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Brooklyn Park Mayor Mike Elliott did not impose a curfew Friday night after a relatively calm night on Thursday when almost all of the demonstrators dispersed within 30 minutes of the curfew taking effect at 10 PM. That was not the case Friday night when police made over 130 arrests in response to violent confrontations.
The officer who shot and killed Wright was arraigned this week on a second-degree manslaughter charge following her resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Kimberly Potter is currently free on a $100,000 bond. Investigators have said she mistook her handgun for her Taser and shot Wright when she intended to shock him during a struggle that followed a traffic stop.
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