Sympathetic Judge Sentences Kim Potter To Just 2 Years For Killing Daunte Wright

Minnesota judge on Friday handed down an extra lenient prison sentence to a former police officer convicted of manslaughter for killing an unarmed Black motorist after purportedly confusing a Taser for a gun in suburban Minneapolis.

Kim Potter was sentenced to 24 months in prison for killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright last year following a pretextual traffic stop in the city of Brooklyn Center that turned deadly after police failed to de-escalate the confrontation. Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu said Potter will be required to serve just 16 months with the remaining eight months served on supervised release, or probation. Continue Reading




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