The home of the ex-police officer who killed Daunte Wright is now protected by concrete barriers and a large fence

Connor Perrett
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Fencing and concrete barriers surround the home of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter as local police guard her residence, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Champlin, Minn. AP Photo/John Minchillo
  • Photos showed the home of ex-police officer Kimberly Potter protected with concrete barriers and fencing.

  • Potter shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota Sunday.

  • On Tuesday, Potter and the city's police chief resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

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Concrete barriers and large fencing were set up Tuesday outside the home of Kimberly Potter, the former police officer that shot and killed Daunte Wright.

Photos posted by New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs show workers using construction equipment to unload large concrete barriers from the bed of a semi-truck in front of Potter's home in the Minneapolis suburb of Champlin.

Another photo showed large, black fencing also being installed behind the concrete barriers.

The New York Times first confirmed that barriers were installed around Potter's home.

Another photo showed a group of at least four police officers standing in the driveway of the home, behind the fencing.

The barriers were installed "to protect against a fire in a residential neighborhood if anyone decided to carry through on threats," Ashley Wagner, the communications director for the city of Champlin told Insider on Friday.

While the city already owned the concrete barriers, the cost of installing them and the fencing outside Potter's home cost the city more than $9,000, she said. Wagner added the city would "seek potential reimbursement "for the costs in the future.

She said the city hadn't identified a daily cost for police presence outside Potter's home because of the "fluidity of the situation."

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Potter shot and killed 20-year-old Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, Sunday. Police say Potter was stopped for having an expired vehicle registration.

Police said Potter accidentally shot and killed Wright when she intended to fire her taser at him while he attempted to flee. Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.

Potter and Tim Gannon, the city's police chief, resigned Tuesday.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott had previously called for Potter's firing. In resigning from the force Tuesday after 26 years, Potter said in a statement she "loved every minute of being a police officer."

According to local reports, Potter is expected to be charged in Wright's death sometime Wednesday.

Wright's killing has re-ignited protests in Minnesota over police brutality less than a year after the city, and the nation, erupted in protest when George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes before he died, is currently on trial for his murder.

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