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Man sought out judge’s condo for video about Potter trial

Judge Regina ChuMINNEAPOLIS – A man who filmed himself outside the door of a Minneapolis condominium unit he believed belonged to the judge presiding over the trial of a former Twin Cities police officer charged with manslaughter says his actions were about transparency, not intimidation. Cortez Rice livestreamed himself standing outside the door of the unit he said belonged to…

Media renew plea for access to ex-cop’s trial

Kim PotterMINNEAPOLIS – News organizations are renewing their request to the judge overseeing the case of a former police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright. They’re asking her to allow live video coverage of former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter’s trial because of the continuing threat of COVID-19 and the strong public interest. Judge Regina Chu has barred…

Ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright lays out possible defense

Daunte WrightMINNEAPOLIS – A former suburban Minneapolis police officer who has said she meant to use a Taser instead of a handgun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in April is laying out her potential defenses. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter’s trial is set to start Nov. 30. Attorneys for Potter said in documents made public Thursday that…

Kim Potter asks court to dismiss 1st-degree manslaughter charge

Kim PotterBROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 9) – Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April, is asking the court to dismiss the first-degree manslaughter charge against her after a recent ruling put Minnesota’s new deadly force law on hold. Potter was initially charged with second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s…

Prosecutor on Wright’s death case resigns, citing ‘vitriol’

Kim PotterMINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor who was handling the case against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright has resigned, saying “vitriol” and “partisan politics” have made it hard to pursue justice. Imran Ali had been working on the case of Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center officer who fatally shot the 20-year-old…

Attorney general will prosecute case in Wright’s death

Kim PotterST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he will lead the prosecution of a former suburban police officer who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is accused of fatally shooting Wright on April 11. The city’s police chief, who has since stepped down, had said…

Officer charged in Daunte Wright death to stand trial Dec. 6

Daunte WrightMINNEAPOLIS – A December trial has been set for a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 6, barring any future scheduling conflicts. The date was set during a Monday pretrial hearing, during which Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu found there…

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…