Ex-cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright charged with 2nd degree manslaughter

Former officer Kim Potter was arrested on Wednesday morning after shooting and killing the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop in Minnesota on Sunday.
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shooting of daunte Wright. The former police officer charged now with second degree manslaughter and is due in court this afternoon. Stephanie Ramos is in Brooklyn center, Minnesota, with that story for us. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Robin, good morning. Former police officer Kim potter was booked in the jail behind me and released hours later on a $100,000 bond. The charge against her, though, did not stop demonstrators from taking to the streets for a fourth consecutive night. For the fourth night in a row, a large group of demonstrators gathered to protest the fatal shooting of 20-year-old daunte Wright. Wright's family adamant the shooting was no accident. This morning the former Brooklyn center police officer, Kim potter, charged in his death is out on bail after being booked at the hennepin county jail. Potter, a 26-year veteran officer, quickly charged with second degree manslaughter on Wednesday just days after the shooting. Earlier in the week per resigned from the department. Over the weekend Wright was pulled over for an expired tag. But after officers ran his name through their system, they found a warrant out for his arrest. As officers apprehended him, Wright tried to get back in the car. According to the criminal complaint, potter, a field training officer yelled, taser, but discharged her 9 millimeter Glock handgun instead striking Wright's left side. Her former police chief calling it an accident. I just shot him. Reporter: Investigators say the mistake was avoidable. The criminal complaint states potter's taser was on the left side of her duty belt and described it as yellow with a black grip. The taser visible in this photo. At what point did you not feel that this was a gun in your hand versus a taser and so the family obviously they are glad she got charged. Reporter: If convicted potter could face up to ten years in prison. Plus, a $20,000 fine. She's scheduled for her first court appearance here in Minneapolis later this afternoon and we will be here for that, robin. We know you will.

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