Minnesota mayor says police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright should be fired and face 'full accountability'

Kelly McLaughlin
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Mike Elliott, the new mayor of Brooklyn Center speaks at the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2021.
Mike Elliott, the new mayor of Brooklyn Center speaks at the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images
  • Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday.

  • Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott says the officer who shot Wright should be fired.

  • He said justice for Wright's family "looks like full accountability under the law."

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Mayor Mike Elliott says the police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday should be fired and face "full accountability" in the shooting.

Elliott spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about the incident on Tuesday.

"In any other line of work, if you kill someone… you are at the very least going to lose your job," Elliott told King. "And so my position has been that I do believe the officer should be fired. I do believe she should lose her job."

Wright was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center Police officer Kimberly Potter during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Potter has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation, and Wright's death has sparked unrest across Brooklyn Center.

Elliot said justice for Wright's family "looks like full accountability under the law."

"There's going to be a process where the officer is going to be in court and is going to go through the legal system to determine guilt or innocence," he said.

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