(Reuters) -The mayor of Brooklyn Center, the Minnesota city where a police officer shot and killed a Black motorist on Sunday, said the city council passed a motion to give command authority over the police department to the mayor’s office after the shooting.
“At such a tough time, this will streamline things and establish a chain of command and leadership,” Mayor Mike Elliott wrote on Twitter.
At a news conference, the mayor had earlier said the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright after a traffic stop should be relieved of her duties. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said.
Reporting by Maria Caspani; Editing by Chris Reese and Dan Grebler