Protests erupted in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center last night after reports that a 20-year-old Black man named Daunte Wright was shot by police following a traffic stop before getting back into his car, driving away, and crashing. The incident came as Minneapolis was already on edge as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd enters its third week. Ref. USAToday.
Body-cam footage released in shooting of Black man Daunte Wright in Minnesota; police chief says officer meant to use Taser. Daunte Wright, 20, died after he was shot by a police officer at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday. Footage from the incident released during a new conference shows two other officers approaching Wright's car and the officer who fired the shot standing behind them. The officer is heard shouting, "Taser," before she shoots Wright. Wright's death comes as Minneapolis, 10 miles south, was on edge in the middle of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder charges in the death of George Floyd last May. Ref. USAToday.
Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter cries as she describes 'chaotic' moment she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter broke down on the witness stand as she described how the April traffic-stop-turned-arrest became “chaotic” as officers struggled with Wright and attempted to prevent him from driving away. "And then, I remember yelling 'Taser, Taser, Taser' and nothing happened. And then he told me I shot him,” Potter said. Source 3q.
I am very interested to find out what the jury desides in this case because it is a case that reflects what happens to a lot of non whites in America.
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Kim Potter found guilty of manslaughter. The former Minnesota police officer fatally shot motorist Daunte Wright while yelling 'Taser.' Kim Potter, 49, faced first- and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was pulled over in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, in April 2021. Potter, who is white, shot Wright while yelling “Taser.” Source 8o.
Former police officer Kim Potter sentenced to 2 years for fatally shooting Daunte Wright. A Minnesota jury found Kim Potter, 49, guilty late last year of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April shooting of Daunte Wright. Hennepin County District Court Judge Regina Chu opted to give Potter a lighter sentence than recommended by state sentencing guidelines, calling the case "One of the saddest cases I’ve had on my 20 years on the bench." Source 3d.