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Former police officer Kim Potter to spend 16 months in prison

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been sentenced to two years in prison for the death of Daunte Wright, who was shot when Potter mistakenly thought she was using a taser. Potter was convicted in December of first and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 killing of Wright. Under Minnesota law, defendants…

Prosecutors withdraw longer sentence request for ex-cop Kim Potter

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota prosecutors have apparently backed away from their pursuit of a longer-than-usual sentence for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who confused her handgun for her Taser when she killed Daunte Wright. Kim Potter is scheduled to be sentenced Friday following her December conviction of first-degree manslaughter. In a court filing this week, prosecutors said a sentence…

Watch: Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS – Jurors have convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of motorist Daunte Wright. The jury deliberated for about four days before finding Kim Potter guilty of both counts on Thursday. Potter was a Brooklyn Center police officer when she shot and killed the 20-year-old Wright during an April 11 traffic…

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…

Jury asks judge what to do if verdicts can’t be reached in Potter trial

Judge Regina ChuMINNEAPOLIS – Jurors in the trial of former Brooklyn Center, Minn. police officer Kim Potter asked the judge what they should do if they cannot agree on verdicts. Judge Regina Chu instructed the jury Tuesday afternoon to keep deliberating.  The jury is in its second day of deliberations. Potter is charged with two counts of manslaughter in the death…

Jury begins deliberating in Kim Potter trial

  MINNEAPOLIS – The jury has begun deliberating in the manslaughter trial of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed motorist Daunte Wright after she says she mistook her gun for her Taser. Kim Potter’s case went to the jury on Monday following closing arguments and instruction from Judge Regina Chu. Potter resigned from the Brooklyn Center police force after…

Live Coverage: Closing arguments in Kim Potter trial

MINNEAPOLIS – Closing arguments are scheduled today in the manslaughter trial of the former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright as he tried to drive away from a traffic stop. Kim Potter’s case will go to the jury after Judge Regina Chu gives final…

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…

Live coverage: Day 5 of Kim Potter trial

The former police officer is charged in connection with the death of Daunte Wright

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Live coverage continues in day 5 of testimony in the Kim Potter trial.   Categories: Minnesota News Tags: daunte wright, Kim Potter, manslaughter, trial