Murder of Daunte Wright | Ex police officer Kimberly “Kim” Potter was sentenced this day, 18 Friday 2022.
Ex-cop Kim Potter was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright, shooting him when she thought she was firing her Taser.
The 26-year Brooklyn Center police veteran was convicted of manslaughter in December for the fatal shooting, which took place after Wright tried to flee a traffic stop. Video from the scene showed Potter shout that she was going for her taser, though she’d mistakenly pulled her pistol. She fired a single shot before realizing her mistake.
“This is one of the saddest cases I’ve had on my 20 years on the bench,” Judge Regina Chu said Friday. “This is a cop who made a tragic mistake.”
Potter, who was put into custody following the hearing, will be eligible for supervised release after 16 months in prison, Chu ruled.
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