Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright To Be Charged With 2nd Degree Manslaughter

Headline Roundup April 14th, 2021

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced Wednesday that Kim Potter, the police officer who shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. Potter was arrested Wednesday, a day after she and Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned from their positions. Police said Monday that Potter had meant to fire her taser at Wright, but used her gun “by accident.” Demonstrations and unrest in response to the shooting continued for a third night on Tuesday, as the trial of George Floyd’s alleged killer continued in nearby Minneapolis.

Outlets from across the spectrum covered this story and featured their coverage prominently. Some right-rated outlets paired this coverage with coverage of the unrest in Brooklyn Center.

Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright To Be Charged With 2nd Degree Manslaughter

From the Left
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The former Minnesota police officer who was captured on camera fatally shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic stop was arrested in connection with Wright's death, authorities said Wednesday.

Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul, officials said. She will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with Wright's death, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced.

Wright, who is Black, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according the Hennepin...

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From the Center
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The former officer who killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright was taken into custody and will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, a day after she resigned from the Brooklyn Center police department.

In an email, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput confirmed plans to charge former officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the police force. He said the charges would be filed later Wednesday.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison under Minnesota law.

State officials said Ms. Potter would be booked into Hennepin County Jail. She was...

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Local prosecutors in Minnesota on Wednesday are expected to charge former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, as civil unrest has persisted for three consecutive nights, with demonstrations spilling into Minneapolis.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput is expected to announce the second-degree manslaughter charge later Wednesday. Orput did not immediately return a voicemail left by Fox News on Wednesday.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, according to The Associated Press. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, KSTP...

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