Kim Potter mistook her gun for a Taser, police say: How often does that happen?

By comparison, police kill about 1,000 people each year in incidents including shootings, according to Campaign Zero, an organization focused on ending police violence.

Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter resigned Tuesday after a second night of unrest followed her shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she and police had pulled over. Tim Gannon, the chief of police, also resigned.

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Researchers and law-enforcement veterans say it is difficult to confuse the two weapons because Tasers are generally bright yellow in color and lighter than handguns and because most officers wear them on opposite sides of their belts to avoid confusion.

Former Minnesota police Officer Kim Potter, right, mistakenly fired her gun instead of a Taser at Daunte Wright, police say.

Former Minnesota police Officer Kim Potter, right, mistakenly fired her gun instead of a Taser at Daunte Wright, police say.

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