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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Correspondent 

Officer Found Guilty in Killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota

 

December 30, 2021

Kim Potter breaks down while on testifying on the stand

A jury in Minnesota has convicted former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter on multiple manslaughter counts for the killing of Daunte Wright.

Potter, who said she mistakenly grabbed her service weapon instead of a stun gun, could face a minimum of 10 years in prison when she's sentenced.

The maximum sentence for first-degree manslaughter is 15 years and a $30,000 fine, and for second-degree manslaughter, it's 10 years and a $20,000 fine.

Potter and other Brooklyn Center officers pulled Wright over for expired registration tags and an air freshener on the rearview mirror of his car....



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