Outcome reached in Kim Potter trial over Daunte Wright's death

Kim Potter is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter.

The trial of former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter charged in the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop, continues with Potter taking the stand to testify in her own defense.

Potter, 49, is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 incident. She has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

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's death reignited protests against racism and police brutality across the U.S., as the killing took place just outside of Minneapolis, where the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, was taking place.


Potter found guilty

Kim Potter trial has been found guilty on first- and second-degree manslaughter charges.

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. Her sentencing is scheduled for February 18.


Outcome reached by jury

The outcome of the Kim Potter trial has been reached and is expected to be read between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET.


Jury wraps for 3rd day without asking any questions

The third day of deliberations in the trial of Kim Potter ended Wednesday evening as it began: very quietly.

The jury asked no new questions, after asking the judge Tuesday afternoon what would happen if they can't agree on a verdict. Judge Regina Chu told them to go back and keep trying.

The jury has spent about 24 hours in deliberation over the course of three days.

Deliberations are expected to resume at about 10 a.m. ET on Thursday. In the event a verdict has not been reached by the end of Thursday, it's expected that the court will take Christmas Eve off, as well as this coming weekend.

-ABC News' Sasha Pezenik



Jury ends 2nd day of deliberations

The jury has ended their deliberations for the day and is expected to reconvene Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. CT.

Tuesday marked the jury’s first full day of deliberations, following the initial deliberations Monday afternoon that lasted roughly five hours.

In the event a verdict has not been reached by the end of Thursday, the court is expected to take Friday -- Christmas Eve -- off, as well as this coming weekend.

Judge Regina Chu has repeatedly promised the jury they won’t be stuck in deliberation for the holiday “no matter what.” If deliberations go past Thursday, they may not pick back up again until the following Monday, Dec. 27.

— ABC News’ Sasha Pezenik


Prosecution questions Kim Potter on training

Kim Potters was asked about the department's Taser policy, which she said states "that all training should include performing reaction hand draws or cross draws to reduce the possibility of accidentally drawing and firing a firearm."

She also maintained that she received extensive use of force training.

"Part of the reason for that is weapons confusion, right?" the prosecution asked.

"Yes," Potter replied.

"And that was known in the field and has been known for a number of years," the prosecution continued.

"We talked about it," Potter said.

Potter wore her Taser on her left side and her firearm on her right side, according to her testimony. She said it's been like this since 2016.

She said she has never deployed her Taser but has pulled it out for de-escalation purposes.