Brooklyn Center, Minnesota – Kim PotterThe police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright at a transportation stop outside Minneapolis is a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
The Minnesota Criminal Arrest Department said Potter was arrested Wednesday morning.
Potter was released from Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday night with a $ 100,000 deposit. Online record showed.. She will appear for the first time on Thursday afternoon.
If convicted, Potter can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and a $ 20,000 fine. According to Minnesota law..
Former police chief Tim Gannon, who resigned on Tuesday, believes Potter accidentally picked up a gun instead of a taser when he shot Wright, a 20-year-old black man, while transportation was stopped on Sunday. Said that. White Potter also resigned on Tuesday.
In Minnesota, willfulness is not a necessary element of manslaughter. This fee can be applied if you suspect that a person has died due to “negligence” that creates an unreasonable risk and consciously kills the person.
Wright’s family urged Potter to be held accountable, saying he could not accept the explanation of the police case as an “accident.”
The Hennepin County Prosecutor handed over the case to Orput’s office, as agreed among the prosecutors in the area. Refer to other offices for cases of the use of deadly force by the police..
Potter is represented by Earl Gray, a lawyer representing former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who was charged with aiding and aiding a second murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. ..
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Here’s what we know about Potter:
Potter has resigned “in the best interests of the community,” the letter said.
Potter said in a paragraph resignation that he liked his job but felt forced to resign.
“I am a police officer and love to provide maximum service to this community every minute, but I believe that if I resign immediately, it will be in the best interests of the community, department, and fellow officers. “Potter writes.
Potter, 48, started working at the Brooklyn Center in 1995. Star Tribune.. She was appointed president of the Brooklyn Center Police Officers Association in 2019, the newspaper reported.
According to 2014, Potter and other executives were awarded the Distinguished Service Award for their response to a house fire. KARE-TV..
Potter resigned on the same day as Ganon, who faced increasing pressure to resign in the community.
Before Potter resigned, Mayor Maiquariot of the Brooklyn Center asked her to dismiss. Former mayor Curt Boganey said Monday that Potter deserved “proper procedures,” but Elliott announced shortly after that Boganey was fired.
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Potter was a field training officer during Wright’s traffic outage
Camera footage worn by Potter shows that one cop is standing behind Wright’s car as he approaches the driver’s side and another cop approaches the passenger’s side.
When Wright gets out of the car, a police officer on the driver’s side begins to arrest him, but it appears to be temporarily stopped. Wright then pulls away and reenters the car as the struggle continues. You can hear Potter yelling, “I soothe you! I soothe you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” When Wright drives him away before firing, she says, “Holy (swearing), I shot him.”
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Citing an investigation report from the Hennepin County Prosecutor’s Office, the newspaper told two police officers involved in the shooting, “Leaving the house, boarding separate police cars, turning off the cameras they are wearing, and each other. Don’t talk to me. ” “”
Contributed by: Jorge L. Ortiz, Associated Press
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Kim Potter: What We Know About Former Police Officers Facing Manslaughter