Police officer who killed Daunte Wright to be charged with manslaughter, reports say live
Wed 14 Apr 2021 18.48 BST First published on Wed 14 Apr 2021 14.44 BST
Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) have arrested the former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter for the shooting death of Daunte Wright, 20, the authorities have announced.
Minnesota BCA arrested former #BrooklynCenter Officer Kim Potter at 1130am this morning. She's in the Hennepin Co Jail. @CBSNews @CBSEveningNews pic.twitter.com/BWh0A9Uwb9
Kim Potter, a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer, is reportedly going to be charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop on Sunday; under state law, this charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Potter has resigned from the police department, apprising city officials of her decision in a letter Tuesday. The department's police chief, Tim Gannon, has said that Potter meant to fire her Taser, not her gun; he has since resigned as well.....
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