A police officer has posted an eye-opening video about how hard it is to mistake a taser for a gun due to the obvious differences between them.

The clip comes just a week after a twenty-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, was killed after a cop mistook those 2 particular weapons.


Read on for the full video.

Last Sunday, April 11th, Daunte Wright was pulled over in Minnesota for a traffic violation.


And things were quick to take a very sinister turn.

Shocking bodycam footage has since been released of the officers' confrontation with Wright, an unarmed twenty-year-old Black man.


After pulling Wright - a father of 1 - over for the traffic violation and handcuffing him, officers soon realized there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

But Wright suddenly attempted to reenter his car and escape while being handcuffed, prompting a struggle with the officers.


"I'll tase ya!" a female police officer is heard shouting as the young man tries to get back into his car.

"Taser, Taser, Taser!" she shouts...


But instead of firing a tase gun, she fires a handgun directly at Wright instead.

"Oh s***! I just shot him," she's then heard saying after pulling the trigger.

Wright slams down on the accelerator as he's shot, causing his car to speed away.


He managed to drive several blocks before crashing and dying from a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the medical examiner, as per Sky News.

From the moment Wright's death was announced to the public, outrage was triggered...

And people have been demanding justice for yet another Black man to die at the hands of the police here in America.

On the evening following the tragic event, several hundred people defied the curfew and gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station in protest of Wright's untimely death.


But sadly, it didn't take long for things to turn violent.

Officers in riot gear fired gas canisters and flash-bang grenades after some demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at the station...


And the anger and emotion in the air was undeniable.

Wright's mother, Katie Wright, was also present at the protest.


She later revealed to KARE 11 that she was on the phone with her son as he got pulled over and heard the "scuffle."

"A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, who was the passenger in the car, and said that he'd been shot and she put it on the driver's side, and my son was laying there, lifeless."

She then said:


"My heart is broken in a thousand pieces... I miss him so much, and it's only been a day. He was my life, he was my son and I can never get that back. Because of a mistake? Because of an accident?"

It's utterly heartbreaking to lose yet another life at the hands of police brutality...


But right now, all eyes are on one person... and that's the female police officer who pulled the trigger on this young man.

The police officer has since been identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as Kim Potter, a twenty-six-year veteran of the police department.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters on Tuesday he believes the officer meant to reach for her taser but instead grabbed her gun.

"This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officer's reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright," Gannon said, as per BuzzFeed News.

Gannon would not comment directly on whether she would be fired...


But added, "I think we can watch the video and ascertain whether she will be returning."

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott then said that he supported Potter being terminated.

"My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession, so I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties."

Prosecutors have announced that Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput confirmed the charge with multiple news outlets, explaining it will be filed later on Wednesday.

The charging decision came at the end of what Orput described as a "thorough yet expedited" investigation into the shooting by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

A second-degree manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

It's now been a week after the tragic event and people are still asking the same question: How do you mistake a gun for a taser?

It's apparent that someone with over twenty-six years of experience on the force would know such a crucial difference. The excuse that it was "just in the heat of the moment" has, of course, been widely scrutinized and doubted.

Now, a police officer has decided to clarify what we all knew to be true.


Posting to TikTok @brian1504 showed us the differences between the 2 weapons and provided explanations as to why it would be very difficult to get them confused.

He said this:


"Huge weight difference, guys - I don't understand how we can mistake a taser for a gun or a gun for a taser.

"If you're in the heat of the moment and you do something like that, you shouldn't be doing this job."

He continued:


"I'm not going to put my life on the line to try and fix your stupidity and deal with restoring the peace with my public that I serve just because of your stupid actions."

"It makes no sense. 99 percent of our job is communication..."


"You don't have to be quick to pull out a gun or a taser on somebody and think everybody's a threat. Not everybody's a threat. Try talking to them, get to know these people."

The video received over 5 million views as well as over 1 million comments.

It has also been shared to multiple other social media platforms as his TikTok account has now been deleted. But regardless, comments have still been pouring in.

Watch the TikTok video here:

Rest in Power, Daunte.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this terrible time, and we hope justice will soon be served.

This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.