The Cop Who Shot Dead Daunte Wright Is Being Charged With Manslaughter

Wednesday - 14/04/2021 13:35
Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, will face a second-degree manslaughter charge for the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images Officer Kim Potter in 2007
Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images
Officer Kim Potter in 2007


Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on Sunday, is being charged with manslaughter, authorities announced Wednesday.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput's office told media she would be charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death, which police have said was accidental.

Potter was arrested Wednesday morning by agents at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) in St. Paul. She is being booked into the Hennepin County jail.

"This remains an active and ongoing investigation," officials with the Minnesota BCA said on Twitter.

Her attorney, Earl Gray, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wright's killing in Brooklyn Center set off a wave of protests in the town, as well as headlines around the country, amid continued outrage over the treatment of Black people by police.

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