Crime Kim Potter Trial Live Updates: One Juror Seated, Two Excused So Far During Jury Selection
EXPLAINER: What instructions did jury get in Arbery death?
ATLANTA (AP) — Before jurors in the trial of the three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery retired to the jury room to begin their deliberations, the judge read them specific instructions on the law that's applicable to this case. The jury instructions, also called the jury charge, were carefully put together with input from the lawyers for the defense and prosecution, each side trying to make sure instructions on the parts of the law that support its case were included. The disproportionately white jury began deliberating Tuesday after hearing 10 days of testimony.
- Ex-Minnesota Police Officer Kim Potter is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minneapolis in April 2021
- The incident occurred miles away from the trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, who was later convicted in the death of George Floyd
- Defense attorneys argue Potter made an innocent mistake, as she mistook her gun for a taser
- started Tuesday November 30th
- Opening statements are set to begin December 8th
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The attorneys in the Kim Potter case begin questioning potential jurors Tuesday.
So far, potential juror 2 has been selected to sit for the trial and potential jurors 4 and 5 have been excused.
Potential juror 4 seemed to be sympathetic to Duante Wright and have a strongly negative opinion of Potter.
Potential juror 5 told the court he had read a lot about the case before he was called for jury duty. He said he would try his best to set aside his prior knowledge and opinions if selected.
He said he had a positive view of police and respect for the law. When asked about"rioters" and calls to defund the police, he shared a negative view. He added that if Wright would have listened to directions at the traffic stop "he still would be with us."
Watch Live: Former Cop Kim Potter Manslaughter Trial in Daunte Wright Death .
Former police officer Kimberly Ann Potter, 49, stands trial for killing Daunte Wright, 20, in a disastrous traffic stop. Her attorney has said that she will testify. The post Watch Live: Former Cop Kim Potter Manslaughter Trial in Daunte Wright Death first appeared on Law & Crime.There is no dispute that Potter fired her gun. The question is whether Potter’s actions constitute first and second-degree manslaughter under Minnesota law.