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Politics Attorney says ex-officer will testify at trial in Daunte Wright killing

23:40  30 november  2021
23:40  30 november  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her manslaughter trial , her attorney said on Tuesday as jury selection began with potential panelists being questioned closely about their attitudes on policing, protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. About 200 people were asked to provide extensive information on what they knew about the Potter case and whether they have positive or negative impressions about her and Wright . Potter shot Wright as he tried to drive away from a traffic stop on 11 April – when Chauvin’s trial had begun and tensions were

The ex - officer charged in Daunte Wright 's killing could use any of four options as her lawyers argue her case. By Chao Xiong Star Tribune. October 14, 2021 — 8:35pm. The former Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright after apparently mistaking her gun for a Taser might defend her actions at trial by framing them as "reasonable" or an "innocent mistake," according to a court filing. Kimberly Potter's attorneys , Paul Engh and Earl Gray, filed a notice of defenses Wednesday afternoon that was made public Thursday morning outlining four potential options.

A former Minneapolis police officer will testify during her trial after she fatally shot Daunte Wright, a Black motorist, during a traffic stop in April.

Attorney says ex-officer will testify at trial in Daunte Wright killing © Associated Press/Morry Gash Attorney says ex-officer will testify at trial in Daunte Wright killing

Kim Potter's attorney, Paul Engh, confirmed that the 26-year Brooklyn Center Police Department veteran would take the stand. This decision came after a potential juror said she did not fully understand the circumstances that led to the shooting, NBC News reported.

"Let me tell you, that if you're selected, Officer Potter will testify and tell you what she remembered what happened," Engh said, per NBC.

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A former suburban Minneapolis police officer who has said she meant to use a Taser instead of a handgun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in April is laying out her potential defenses ahead of her November trial . Attorneys for former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter said in documents made public In that case, Stoughton testified that no “reasonable” officer would have done what Chauvin did — held Floyd facedown with a knee across his neck for up to 9 minutes, 29 seconds. Potter's trial is scheduled to start Nov. 30. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over

The family of Daunte Wright -- the Black motorist shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during an arrest attempt last weekend -- sees a manslaughter charge filed against the officer as a "good initial step" toward justice, a lawyer for the relatives said Thursday.

"So you will know, not just from the video, but from the officers at the scene and Officer Potter herself what was occurring. I think it should quite interesting in hearing what she has to say," he added.

The former officer faces charges including first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man.

Wright was initially stopped on April 11 because he had an air freshener hanging from his car's rearview mirror. Minnesota prohibits drivers from hanging items from rearview mirrors, according to The Associated Press.

He was also stopped for the car's expired license plate before officers found he had an arrest warrant for a weapons violation, NBC reported.

Wright was told to get out of the car and body camera footage showed he attempted to re-enter the vehicle as officers tried to handcuff him.

A female voice then shouted, "Taser!" before Wright was shot.

Then-Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believed Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of a Taser. Both Gannon and Potter resigned after the shooting, according to the network.

Opening statements for the trial are set to begin on Dec. 8.

The Hill has reached out to Engh and to the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, which leading the prosecution, for comment.

Kim Potter trial: Jury hears testimony from Daunte Wright's mother, officer who Potter was training .
he highly anticipated trial for the former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter facing manslaughter charges in the shooting of Daunte Wright kicked off Wednesday with testimony from both Wright’s mother and the officer who Potter was training during the deadly traffic stop last April. Prosecutors showed dash camera and multiple body camera videos to the jury depicting the fatal April 11 shooting in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

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