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DAUNTE WRIGHT

The city says officers were helping another agency "on a high-risk stop as part of a homicide investigation."
Wright's mother Katie grieves while she works to change policing.
Former Brooklyn Center police officer was convicted in April 2021 shooting death
The shooting in Brooklyn Center triggered multiple nights of protests in the Minneapolis suburb, capturing national attention at a time many Americans were reckoning with racism and police violence.

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Kimberly Potter, 49, has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges, which carry maximum sentences of 15 and 10 years, respectively.
The trial for Kimberly Potter concluded Thursday with a conviction.
The sequestered jurors reconvened Wednesday at 8:25 a.m. and finished their deliberations at 6 p.m.
The jury began discussing the case after closing arguments on Monday. In their final remarks, prosecutors said Potter acted recklessly and with "culpable negligence" in drawing the wrong weapon, while the defense argued that Wright caused his own death by resisting arrest and attempting to flee, and that Potter was justified in using force.
Kimberly Potter, 49, has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges, which carry maximum sentences of 15 and 10 years respectively, saying she thought she was drawing her Taser when she shot Wright in the chest with her 9 mm handgun on April 11.
The trial for Kimberly Potter continues today. Watch a stream of the proceedings beginning at 9 a.m.

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The trial for Kimberly Potter continues today. Watch a stream of the proceedings beginning at 9 a.m.
Kimberly Potter, who was a police officer in the city of Brooklyn Center just north of Minneapolis, has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges. Her lawyers have said Potter, 49, mistakenly used her handgun instead of her stun gun in the death of Wright, a 20-year-old shot during a traffic stop.
The trial for Kimberly Potter continues today. Watch a stream of the proceedings beginning at 9 a.m.

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