Charges Announced for Officer in Daunte Wright Case

Charges Announced for Officer in Daunte Wright Case


Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter — the woman accused of shooting and killing Daunte Wright on Sunday during a traffic stop — has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

The Minnesota Star Tribune reported Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was arrested and charged on Wednesday morning by officers with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, at the direction of a prosecutor in nearby Washington County.

Potter was on patrol with a trainee on Sunday afternoon when she and other officers pulled over Wright, 20. Video shared of the incident by police shows Wright struggle with officers when a female officer said to be Potter yelled for a taser.

Latest #BLM violence near Minneapolis sparked by police shooting of #DaunteWright. He was wanted on a warrant when he attempted to flee by car. He was shot & drove a distance before crashing into others.

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