Update: Former Police officer who shot Daunte Wright charged with first-degree manslaughter

Update: Former Police officer who shot Daunte Wright charged with first-degree manslaughter



A first-degree manslaughter charge has now been filed against former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, who had already been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright.



Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison added the charge against Potter this week.



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.







Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died of a gunshot wound to the chest in April 2021, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, which classified the manner of death as a homicide.


He was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year.Latest Post
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