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Kim Potter trial: Who is the former Minnesota officer and why did she shoot Daunte Wright?

Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of manslaughter for the shooting death of Black 20-year-old Daunte Wright last spring.The jury returned guilty verdicts on the charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter at the Hennepin County Courthouse on Thursday, 23 December, after more than 27 hours of deliberations. Ms Potter, 49, a former Brooklyn Center Police Department officer, listened in silence as the verdict was read out more than seven months after she mistook her gun for her taser and shot Wright during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb. The more serious charge of first-degree...
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Daunte Wright family erupts in cheers as Kim Potter found guilty: ‘We’re happy with everything’

The family of Daunte Wright erupted in cheers after former police officer Kim Potter was found guilty of killing the young man, with his brother yelling: “Let that b**** rot in hell”.A jury in Minnesota on Thursday found the former officer guilty of two counts of manslaughter for shooting dead the 20-year-old during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. Potter claimed she had mistakenly pulled out her firearm when she meant to deploy her Tazer. It was only the third time in Minnesota’s history that a white officer had been convicted of killing a Black person.Derek Chauvin, who in...
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Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Daunte Wright, prompting tears from the young Black man’s parents and a jubilant celebration by supporters outside the courthouse who chanted “Guilty, guilty, guilty!”
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