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Brooklyn Center fires city manager following Daunte Wright killing

The mayor has taken swift action after being granted extra powers by the city council on Monday.

The Mayor of Brooklyn Center Mike Elliott says city manager Curt Boganey has been fired in the wake of Daunte Wright's fatal shooting by city police.

"Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward," Elliott said. "I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government."

Earlier on Monday, Elliott said that he wanted to to see the officer who killed Daunte Wright relieved of her duties, after city police chief Tim Gannon said he believes she had shot Wright after mistakenly pulling her firearm rather than her Taser.

But Boganey said that talk of firing the officer was premature and that "employees are entitled to due process."

Just after 5:30 p.m., Elliott announced that Boganey had been relieved of his duties.

It came a short time after Brooklyn Center City Council passed a motion by a vote of 3-2 to give Elliott "command authority" over the city's police department, which was previously under the purview of the city manager.

The four officers involved in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May were fired the day after his death at the order of Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

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