A US white former police officer, Kim Potter who shot dead a black motorist, Daunte Wright in Minnesota has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Police say Mrs Potter shot Daunte Wright accidentally, having mistakenly drawn her gun instead of her Taser.

Responding to the charges, the Wright family’s lawyer Ben Crump said the killing was an “intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force”.

Both Mrs Potter and local police chief Tim Gannon have resigned. The killing has sparked clashes between police and protesters in Brooklyn Center – a suburb of Minneapolis.

several hundred demonstrators again defied curfew to gather outside police headquarters.

Mrs Potter is due to make her first court appearance on Thursday.