City Spent Over $9,000 Protecting Home Of Ex-Police Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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The city of Champlin, Minnesota, has spent more than $9,000 on security fencing to protect the home of Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, according to Fox News.

Angela Wagner, the communications director for the city of Champlin, told the outlet that the fence was “to protect against a fire in the residential neighborhood,” and “to provide officers with a protected place in case of a violent crowd like what Brooklyn Center experienced.” Wagner also said the city of Champlin already owns some of the barricades around Potter’s house but had to spend $9,236 on security fencing, which she said the city will seek payment for “should a source become available.”

“… If we receive credible information of a threat to any person or property in Champlin it is our responsibility to provide the necessary protection across the community,” Wagner told Fox News. Photos of the barricade with police vehicles and personnel surrounding Potter’s home were posted April 14 on Twitter, three days after Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop when she allegedly confused her taser for her firearm. (RELATED: 40 Arrested After Riots Break Out In Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis)

Potter has since been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

“While navigating a tragic and unforeseen circumstance, we still have a responsibility to neighbors, businesses and Champlin as a whole to ensure operations continue without incident while threats of violent protests still exist,” Wagner went on to say, according to Fox News. She also said the city has created new emergency response procedures “to provide law enforcement and fire department personnel the ability to plan for the worst, while hoping for the best.” As it stands now, Champlin is also under a city-wide curfew.