Black ex-police officer who shot dead was released on bail

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Former police officer Kim Potter, who shot African American Dante Wright in Minneapolis, has been released from custody on bail, Fox News reports.

Potter was released on bail of $ 100 thousand, she is due to appear in court on Thursday, April 15.

The woman was charged with second-degree manslaughter, in connection with which she faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 20 thousand.

20-year-old Dount Wright died in Minneapolis while trying to arrest him for a traffic violation.

City Police Chief Tim Gannon said that the death of the man was due to a mistake by an employee who confused an electroshock device with a firearm.

Later, a forensic examination established that Wright died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

After that, protests and riots take place in a number of cities. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has announced an emergency and curfew.

Also in connection with the incident, the mayor of Brooklyn Center, Mike Elliot, fired the city manager.