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(Brooklyn Center, MN) -- A crowd estimated to number between 800 and a thousand people gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department office Tuesday night. They were there for a third straight night to protest the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. The group at the Justice for Daunte Wright rally marked to the F-B-I building in Brooklyn Center, then back to the P-D headquarters, waving flags and carrying signs. Tensions began to rise at about 9:00 p-m – an hour before the city’s curfew started – as some people tried to knock down a fence and authorities began to warn the group about unlawful assembly. Temperatures were in the low 30s and some snow was falling as arrests were made.

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday is no longer on the force. Veteran officer Kim Potter resigned today (Tuesday) just before Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon submitted his resignation. Potter said in a statement, "I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately." Potter had been with Brooklyn Center 26 years. Mayor Mike Elliot says the resignations of Gannon and Potter were the right thing to do. Tony Gruenig was appointed acting police chief for Brooklyn Center. Gruenig has been on the force for 19 years.