Former Police Officer, Potter, Guilty of Manslaughter in Wright Death

Minneapolis -- Thursday December 23, 2021 Jurors convicted a suburban Minneapolis white police officer Kim Potter, was

found guilty of two manslaughter charges Thursday in the killing of Daunte Wright.

Wright was a Black motorist Potter shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser. 

Potter said during her testimony that “didn’t want to hurt anybody.” 

The mostly white jury deliberated for about four days before finding former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter guilty of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter. 

Potter faces about seven years in prison on the most serious count under the state’s sentencing guidelines, but prosecutors said they would seek a longer term.

The maximum sentence for manslaughter in the 1st-degree is 15 years.

Potter is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2022

wnctimes by Marjorie Farringtonn

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