Former Police Officer Kim Potter has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. According to reports Kim Potter during the attempted arrest of Daunte Wright would pull out a gun and fatally shoot the Minnesota man. Kim Potter who in body cam immediately reacted stating that she thought that she had pulled her taser. This recent police shooting in Minnesota has set off a series of riots that have taken place since the Daunte Wright shooting. Of course this is during the time that former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the George Floyd murder. Kim Potter resigned from the police force the day after the Daunte Wright shooting
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Potter was arrested late Wednesday morning by agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the bureau said. She was booked into the Hennepin County Jail, online records show.In Minnesota, second-degree manslaughter applies when authorities allege a person causes someone’s death by “culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.”Someone convicted of this charge would face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000. CNN has sought comment from Potter’s attorney, Earl Gray.Wright’s death Sunday in Brooklyn Center, which then-Police Chief Tim Gannon said appeared to be the result of Potter mistaking her gun for her Taser as Wright resisted arrest, has roiled a metropolitan area scarred by other police-involved deaths and reignited national conversations about policing and the use of force.
Protests, some violent, have taken place each night in and around Brooklyn Center. Wright’s family had called for charges against the officer.