Daunte Wright death: US ‘Taser mixup’ ex-officer guilty of manslaughteron December 23, 2021 at 7:46 pm

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A former officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop has been found guilty.

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A veteran former Minnesota police officer has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a black motorist in April.

Kim Potter, 49, has claimed she mistakenly drew her gun instead of a Taser and killed 20-year old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.

The highly publicised shooting on 11 April 2021 led to days of demonstrations against police.

Her sentencing will take place in February.

Over the course of four days, the jury deliberated for approximately 27 hours before coming to a verdict.

Following the verdict, Judge Regina Chu ordered that Ms Potter be taken into custody and held without bail until the sentencing.

Her lawyer, Earl Gray, had objected, saying that “she’s not going to commit a crime, she’s not going anywhere”.

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