Outcome reached in trial of Kim Potter over Daunte Wright’s killing…GUILTY

Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

The outcome comes after jurors deliberated for more than 27 hours. Jurors on Tuesday asked the judge for guidance on what to do if they could not reach a unanimous decision, and the judge directed them to continue deliberating.

Potter, 49, fatally shot 20-year-old Wright during an April traffic stop-turned-arrest in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

Prosecutors said Potter, a veteran Brooklyn Center Police officer, recklessly handled her firearm and caused Wright’s death through her “culpable negligence” – a conscious and disregard of a substantial and unjustifiable risk.

Defense attorneys said Potter mistook her firearm for a Taser but was justified in using deadly force to prevent another officer from being injured.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/12/23/kim-potter-trial-verdict/8970079002/

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