The footage of the camera I’m wearing captured Kim Potter’s reaction after shooting Daunte Wright in April.
“Oh, I shot him.” You can hear Potter say. “I grabbed the wrong fucking gun.”
Former police officers have been charged with manslaughter once and twice.
Wearing camera footage played in court during The first day of the Kimberly Potter trial Shows a former Brooklyn Center police officer falling to the ground after shooting a 20-year-old Killing of Daunte in April 2020.
The opening statement was made Wednesday at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, where white potters Have been charged with one and two manslaughter charges For shooting a black man’s light while the transportation was stopped earlier this year.
Police officers initially pulled Wright because Wright’s car registration tag had expired, but tried to detain Wright after discovering an unpaid warrant for misdemeanor weapons.
Potter pleaded not guilty on both charges and claimed to have accidentally deployed a gun in place of a taser with a holster on the other side of his body. Her defense alleged Wednesday that Potter tried to taser Wright because he “tried to kill her partner.” Michal Johnson.
However, Brooklyn Center policeman Anthony Lucky, who was on the scene while Potter was training at the time of shooting, said Contradictory to the defense approachWright testifies that he did not give the police a reason to believe he had a gun and did not threaten the corresponding police officer.
While asking lucky questions on Wednesday The prosecution replayed a worn camera image that had never been seen before Immediately after shooting.
“Oh, I shot him.” Potter can be heard saying in the footage from her camera. “I grabbed the wrong fucking gun.”
Another video taken from Lucky’s wearing camera shows Potter lying on the ground.
“Oh, that’s what, oh, that’s what” Potter says he’s hyperventilating.
According to the video, the policeman left her face buried in the grass on the porch for a few minutes after the shooting.
“I just breathe,” Lucky said.
“I’m going to jail,” Potter replied.
“No, you’re not,” Lucky said.
“Kim, that guy was about to take off with me in the car!” Johnson can be heard in the video.
The footage showed that both Lucky and Johnson were reaching for Potter while lying on the curb.
Following Lucky’s testimony, the court closed the day. The case that Potter is expected to testify will resume on Thursday morning.
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