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Kim Potter trial: ‘Outcome’ reached, will be read between 1:30-2 PM

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The jury has reached an “outcome” in the trial of Kim Potter for the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop earlier this year. The former Brooklyn Center police officer’s trial began on Nov. 30 with jury selection. The state and the defense delivered opening statements on Dec. 8, followed…

Jury in Kim Potter trial ends another day without verdict

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota jury has ended its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the manslaughter trial of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright. The jury weighing Kim Potter’s fate broke at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. They deliberated for about half a day Monday. Jurors asked Judge Regina…

Kim Potter on Daunte Wright stop: ‘I’m sorry it happened’

MINNEAPOLIS – The Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright said she’s sorry it happened. Kim Potter was the last witness Friday before the defense rested in her manslaughter trial. She is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death during an April 11 traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. Potter has said she meant to use…

Jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minnesota police officer who claims she mixed up her gun and Taser when she shot and killed motorist Daunte Wright. Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death in April in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb.  The 49-year-old Potter quit the force two days after the shooting….

Update: Potter to testify at trial in Daunte Wright death

Kim PotterMINNEAPOLIS – An attorney for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright says the former officer will testify at her trial. Attorney Paul Engh said Tuesday that Kim Potter will speak directly to jurors about the April 11 traffic stop that ended with Potter killing the 20-year-old motorist. Potter has said she meant to use her…

Brooklyn Center City Council approves policing changes following death of Daunte Wright

  BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 9) — After the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright last month in Brooklyn Center, the city council has approved a number of policing changes as part of a resolution proposed last week by the mayor. The new resolution creates a new public safety department with unarmed civilian traffic enforcement and a mental health response division….

Judge denies media requests for cameras at Potter hearing

MINNEAPOLIS – A judge has denied media requests to allow cameras at an upcoming hearing for a former Brooklyn Center, Minn. police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s death. Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death during a traffic stop April 11 in Brooklyn Center. The city’s police chief at the time said he believed Potter mixed up her…

Commendations, minor reprimands for officer in Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS – The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps. The city of Brooklyn Center released more materials from the service file of Kim Potter, the 26-year veteran who shot…

Prosecutor in Daunte Wright’s death not swayed by critics

Daunte WrightMINNEAPOLIS – As activists in Minnesota press for murder charges against the police officer who shot Daunte Wright, the prosecutor is sticking by the manslaughter charge he filed. Wright died April 11 when the 20-year-old motorist was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The city’s police chief said he believed Kim Potter mixed up her gun…

Brooklyn Center mayor blasts police tactics to control crowds

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The mayor of a Minneapolis suburb that’s seen nightly protests after a white police officer fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright contends police are overreacting to demonstrators and should scale back their tactics. Brooklyn Center Mayor Tim Elliott said at a news conference that he doesn’t agree with police using pepper spray, tear gas and paintballs…