布鲁克林中心城市经理Curt Boganey因在新闻发布会上争论该官员应接受正当程序而被解雇, 和警察局长, 蒂姆·加农（Tim Gannon）, offered his resignation after publicly suggesting the same.
“All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,” Boagney said at the press conference which included journalists and activists, “This employee will receive due process and that’s really all that I can say today.”
Boagney had worked for the city of Brooklyn Center since 2003 — 包含 15 years as city manager.
“We are standing in solidarity and calling for the firing of this officer,” one activist told the city manager. “You have talked about her having due process – although Daunte Wright did not get due process. She needs to be fired immediately to send a message that this type of behavior will not be condoned within the city of Brooklyn Center.”
“谢谢, I appreciate those comments,” Boganey, 谁是黑人, 回应.
In a matter of hours, Brooklyn Center City Council held an emergency meeting and voted 4-1 to relieve the city manager of his duties, which had included responsibility and command over the police department. Mayor Mike Elliott’s office then assumed command authority over the police department and Dr. Reggie Edwards was named the new acting city manager for the municipality which is located in Washington County.
Speaking at the virtual council meeting, Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson said she felt compelled to vote to remove Boganey as city manager because she feared retaliation by protesters.
“He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly,” Lawrence-Anderson reportedly said, 根据 Independent Women’s Forum. “I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level.”
与此同时, 波特, a 26-year veteran of the force who once led the local police union, 和她的丈夫, who is a police officer in another town, had to “flee their home” in the Minneapolis suburb of Champlin, National Police Association Spokeswoman Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith told Fox News on Thursday. The couple had been doxed and their home address was posted on social media.
Just four days after Wright was fatally shot during a traffic stop, prosecutors in Washington County announced the charges in the case. Potter was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree manslaughter. She was released later that day on a $ 100,000 bond and made her first court appearance via Zoom Thursday.
Security fencing was erected outside Potter’s home and Champlin Police vehicles were photographed both in the driveway and on the street. 史密斯, who says she speaks regularly with law enforcement officials in the area, said two officers have been working around the clock shifts to monitor the home, further tying up the small town’s resources.