Former officer who shot Daunte Wright charged with manslaughter

Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wright, was charged with second-degree manslaughter three days after the fatal traffic stop encounter. Authorities said she was on the force for 26 years.
2:02 | 04/15/21

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The other major story developing, the former officer in the shooting death of 20-year-old daunte Wright has been charged with second degree manslaughter. Kim potter was training another officer when this happened. Stephanie Ramos in Minnesota again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the now former officer who killed daunte Wright charged with second degree manslaughter days after this traffic stop. . I just shot him. Reporter: According to the Washington county attorney's office, Kim potter fired one round into Wright's left side with her Glock 9-millimeter handgun after yelling, "Taser, taser, taser." You can see a yellow taser on her belt in this photo. The office adding in a statement, "Certain occupations carry an immense responsibility, and none more so than a sworn police officer." Today, the Wright family's lawyer questioning how potter, a Brooklyn center police veteran, appeared to have mixed up the two. 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: Authorities say potter, on the force for 26 years, was actually training another officer Sunday when Wright was pulled over for an expired tag. As they tried to arrest the unarmed 20-year-old for an outstanding warrant, a struggle broke out. I'll tase you! Reporter: Moments later, potter firing that fatal shot. She resigned along with the police chief. For a third night in a row, protesters taking to the streets, outraged over the killing of the young father. The mother of his child remembering him. He was a good father. He loved his son, and he wanted to see him grow up. He just was a very active father. Reporter: Potter was brought to this hennepin county jail. Stephanie, thank you.

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