Ex-police officer Kim Potter weeps, says she's 'sorry' as she recalls fatally shooting Daunte Wright

Posted on AllSides December 17th, 2021
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Former police officer Kim Potter, who has said she mistook her firearm for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop near Minneapolis, broke down on the stand Friday -- apologizing and insisting she "didn't want to hurt anybody."

"I was very distraught. I just shot somebody. I'm sorry it happened," Potter cried as a prosecutor asked her about her behavior moments after the fatal shooting. "I'm so sorry."

Asked whether she knew deadly force was "unreasonable and unwarranted," Potter cried: "I didn't want to hurt anybody."

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