Ex-officer charged with manslaughter in killing of Daunte Wright

Ex-officer charged with manslaughter in killing of Daunte Wright 1


A former police officer who authorities say shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter is charged in Sunday's shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said.
In Minnesota, second-degree manslaughter applies when authorities allege a person causes someone's death by "culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another."
Someone convicted of this charge would face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
Wright's death Sunday in Brooklyn Center, which then-Police Chief Tim Gannon said appeared to be the result of Potter mistaking her gun for her Taser as Wright resisted arrest, has roiled a metropolitan area scarred by other police-involved deaths and reignited national conversations about policing and use of force.
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105 Comments on "Ex-officer charged with manslaughter in killing of Daunte Wright"

  1. Grabbed her gun by accident instead of a taser. This is like something Trudy Wiegel would do on Reno 911.

    • My SkinIsBlack | April 14, 2021 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      @ElectricRemi Lol!

    • @ElectricRemi No we should Make Kim pay huge reperations to the family

    • ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን | April 14, 2021 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6wp56LNzIE <===== *WHY IS JERRY STILL ALIVE? for those who think resisting arrest is a death sentence*

    • @ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን Because jerry was white and Wright is black

    • My SkinIsBlack | April 14, 2021 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      @ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን It doesn’t matter if it is or not. Resisting IS A BAD MOVE. You leave sh!t up to chance when you do. But the problem lies with people who seem to love criminals in today’s society. They make excuses for them and blame police.

  2. So a trained police officer can panic and kill someone, but an untrained civilian must remain calm while a gun is placed in their face…

    • @Paradiddle44 if it was your family member. Would you feel the same way? If not stfu!

    • Golden1is Me | April 14, 2021 at 4:37 PM | Reply

      @Preston Parks They lie. Philando Castile and others have “complied” and they were STILL shot and killed!

    • @b mar I’m guessing the mass shooters got their day in court, because they surrendered without resistance, not some conspiracy about cops executing certain demographics and giving a slap on the wrist to another.

    • Michele Daly | April 14, 2021 at 4:38 PM | Reply

      @David Bourne I’d call ghostbusters before I would call the fuzz.

    • Troll Account | April 14, 2021 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      @blackroseamor Uh no, the charge was fleeing the police and being caught with an unlicensed firearm. That’s been reported by The NY Times which trumps whatever youtube comment or Facebook post you got your story from.

      He also has an aggravated robbery on his record for holding a pistol to a woman’s temple while he took $800 dollars off her.

      Did he deserve to die? No, but I’m not going to cry about it either. Two birds one stone. Bad cop off the street, bad guy in the ground.

  3. Malik Samari jones | April 14, 2021 at 1:37 PM | Reply

    New Police recruitment poster: “this is a taser. This is a gun. You need to know the difference in order to be a cop. It’s kind of important.”

    • ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን | April 14, 2021 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6wp56LNzIE <===== *WHY IS JERRY STILL ALIVE? for those who think resisting arrest is a death sentence*

    • Even if she knew the difference, she had every right to shoot a thug with illegal weapons charges and a warrant for armed robbery who was reaching in his vehicle during resisting arrest. This was not some child off the street, this was a man who put a gun in some innocent persons face in order to steal their belongings.

    • @Greg A Exactly. This was criminal not a choir boy. This was a man who posted himself on social media repeatedly with guns and drungs WHILE drinking. This was a highschool dropout….If they want to blame anyone…blame the parents.

    • @Mike B back in the day, we used to respect authority. Today our media wants us to believe it’s OK to glamorize thugs. This is what happens when people drink soy milk

    • @Charles L Jones Yeah, precisely…
      But people here tell me it is only blacks in the BLM movement… Think you are targetting the wrong person.

  4. Michael Mancini | April 14, 2021 at 4:14 PM | Reply

    As a retired Recon Marine, I’m having a really hard time imagining how a 20+ year police veteran can’t tell the difference between her 7oz pepper gun and her 27oz Glock on her right hand operable side, and if indeed she was confused, then WTF is this woman doing wearing a badge and a sidearm ????

    • You’re not an ex-Marine recon clown.

    • @Sony Augustin
      A black cop shot Ashli Babbitt and we don’t even know who he is and the MSM did nothing but praise the police. An unarmed white woman shot by a black male cop. If you take the exact same circumstances, except a white male cop shot an unarmed black female, you would have a situation like you have now. So that should answer your question.

      A black person is much safer in a white neighborhood than a black neighborhood. Don’t believe me? Even most black people with any sense don’t walk around south Chicago after dark.

    • Fearless Fosdick | April 14, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Cropper Copper Correct, however it was still him alone who created the need for even that. I never said that the officer should not face consequences for such gross negligence, of course she should. I am only saying that it was his stupid behavior that created the circumstance in the first place, so he bears a lot of responsibility for it as well.

    • marlyn miller | April 14, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      @Bobby Link l

    • @Cropper Copper it was a damn accident. nothing else. Regardless that kid was asking for it

  5. She was a cop before he was born yet she still can’t tell the difference between a bright yellow stun gun and a fully loaded 2 ish Pound glock

    • Prince of Persia | April 14, 2021 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      She doesn’t deserve to be arrested

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    • ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን | April 14, 2021 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6wp56LNzIE <===== *WHY IS JERRY STILL ALIVE? for those who think resisting arrest is a death sentence*

    • Thank god for bodycams! Just the beginning. Wait to real A.I. hit the streets!

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  6. Her resignation letter said “it would be best for her precinct.” She wants retirement with a pension as her consequences. No remorse, no apology to the victim, no willingness to hold herself accountable, or even words to the family she destroyed.

  7. iamlegallyhype | April 14, 2021 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    For years our system has imprisoned people for crimes they did not commit. Some of them for being in the wrong place at the wrong time or maybe just for being friends with someone. So after 26 years, she made a decision and for that she has to face the system.

  8. Simon Multiverse | April 14, 2021 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    New Police recruitment poster: “This is a taser. This is a gun. Or maybe the other way round. Whatevuh. Try both, just in case.”

    • What they really need to do is train police officers how to train people to listen to them the kid would just f****** listen he would have been alive you made the choice not to listen now he’s dead

    • @Big Daddy no the POLICE MADE THE CHOICE TO KILL Place the blame where it belongs Don’t demonize the Victim

    • ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን | April 14, 2021 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6wp56LNzIE <===== *WHY IS JERRY STILL ALIVE? for those who think resisting arrest is a death sentence !!!*

    • Eric Nunez Robles | April 14, 2021 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ አንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙንአንሳሬ ሰብ አንሰሙን You again? Stop protecting a crook,he’s laughing at you from his grave. If he would have cooperated,he would still be alive.

    • Kegan Vlogs Sometimes | April 14, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Leon Wilcox so it’s ok to resist?? How many police die every year from people resisting and jumping in a car to grab a gun or just run the officer over? Ohhh, but cops getting killed don’t matter, only black lives matter, I got it

  9. “Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It’s called manslaughter.” -Cliff Booth

    • Mystical Pisces | April 14, 2021 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @Ambelique Malebranche what that have to do with the boy. This man had a weapon police saw it and was too calm. He had to call back up his story was different. They didn’t find no weapon in his car. She yelled Tazzer knowing it is a gun she pointing. She been working as a coo for 25 to 26 years. She know the difference between a Tazzer. She didn’t say stop we will shoot you. Since you putting out videos I can also out out alot of videos where people who are innocent and still get killed or harassed by bad cops. Look at recently a soldier who got peppered sprayed and he was calm with hands outside and trying to ask what he done and cop was rude, demeaning to him, he said he is scared and coo said you should be even when the guy didn’t have any weapons and said he is from the army serving to protect your country. Cop didn’t care at all. Should I find that video for you. What happened to this cop was not call for. The guy had a weapon natural reaction call back up go back away pull gun out and tell him out his gun away not go around to take it. The car was tinted. I am truly sorry for the coo and that man should be charge but that kid was a total different story and it already had a lot of officers around the vehicle they would of tazze him not shoot him to death. People who done wist got away. https://youtu.be/RHoPDLl_DX4

    • @jeff nomad second degree manslaughter….. you should check out the max sentence for that and fine

    • God Universal | April 14, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      Yes why 2nd degree she needs to do minimum 20 years

    • Mystical Pisces | April 14, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      @Ambelique Malebranche another one. https://youtu.be/5hSO-SSgtVk so a kid can get very scared when alot of guns pointing at them so you don’t know how you will react with a bunch of shouting police pointing guns when you know you are innocent and behind your mind you want to be safe because the police acting too aggressive. So for you to say the guy had it coming, hope such thing never happened to you. I hope the role don’t change up on you that police stop shooting black kids or black innocent and start going after you are your family you won’t be saying that anymore. Good cops should be protected such as innocent good people should feel safe and protected.
      It also had a black woman who called the police on some white people who was robbing her expensive home and instead the cops arrest them they arrested her. Should I post that video too. How they treated her a innocent woman.

  10. I hope they retrain every single rookie she instructed as a FTO.

  11. 26 years on the police force and doesn’t know her left from her right.

    • @Al mac Um… she is a training officer. Meaning, she teaches recruits how to use firearms.

    • @Deek Bosko she was training someone on how to use weapons but that doesn’t mean that was her primary role nor does that mean she has actual front line experience of ever using a weapon. People are assuming that she was a beat cop for 26 years when we don’t know if she has even fired a gun outside of training situations. If you watch CNN they had an expert comment that it is far easier then you would imagine to grab the wrong weapon whilst under stress.

    • Mike Petpachan | April 14, 2021 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      Wright doesn’t know what is wrong or right neither. Don’t resist arrest and you still be alive. Waste of taxpayers money again. Just like Floyd

    • @Mike Petpachan I agree about the right and wrong, but George floyd didn’t resist arrest. I need to know the sources you got that from.

    • Never Gonna Give You Up | April 14, 2021 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @Mike Petpachan resisting arrest doesn’t warrant murder if u r a professional cop. also, floyd wasn’t resisting for the time that his neck was being knelt on by Chauvin. Support the good cops, not the bad cops, you cop supremacist🤡.

  12. She was on the job longer than Dante was alive! And yet, she didn’t know the weight and feel of her own gun. Yeah right! …. Boy, the hate is deep….🖤

    • @tyrone sanford trying to tell people that on the CNN or MSNBC page is like talking to a wall. She’ll pay because everyone that owns or works with guns knows that you’re responsible for everything that exits the barrel. But the thought of her doing it purposefully is insulting. Some people only see what they want to see or hear what they want to hear.

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    • luis stanziola | April 14, 2021 at 10:48 PM | Reply

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    • @44excalibur Millenial ?Boy Are You Stupid .You Missed That One By A Mile.And A Half.I Bet Iam Older Than You.

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  13. Daniel Duncan | April 14, 2021 at 6:35 PM | Reply

    She knew she was going to be charged for this, she knew it. In her career she has seen countless people who made mistakes that cost other people their lives. And she saw what happened to those people as a result of those mistakes. I do not believe she has any right to look as disappointed as she did in her mugshot(s).

  14. I could accept it if it was a rookie and it was her first day. But 26 years.
    A little trigger happy

    • Just because she’s a 26 year veteran that doesn’t mean she’s Dirty Harry. Do you know how many veteran officers never once draw their gun in their entire careers?

    • @44excalibur someone said that her primary role was a police negotiator not a front line beat cop. She might not have fired either weapon before.

    • @Al mac Exactly my point.

    • @Al mac she was a FTO at the time so this doesn’t make since

    • @J one she can have a secondary role. It isn’t everyday that there is a need for police negotiator. Rather than sit around doing nothing in a down time she helps with training rookies when there aren’t negotiations.

  15. That was no accident. Her attitude was just blatant disregard for the young man hence the reason her gun was reached

  16. R there more? | April 14, 2021 at 7:12 PM | Reply

    She’s a savvy 26 year vet. She knows how to play the role. Its very, very, very hard to her the benefit of doubt. Implicit bias played a huge role in this shooting.

    • WileyCoyote69 | April 14, 2021 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      I don’t see a motive for murder. I actually believe her. Unlike with Chauvin, who was a known bully and abuser of his position. That said, she should face consequences. Gross negligence and Man2 does seem fair here.

    • @R there more? ‘white wealth and black labor is what capitalism is all about’ 😂 I’m white and seems like I’m a little short on wealth and long on labor

    • Implicit bias is a made up term losers use to deflect. Like racism and wht whatever, either learn how to follow simple instructions or structure when you win a stupid prize

    • R there more? | April 14, 2021 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @JR That’s your fault, you should have taken advantage. There’s still time. I’m doing it the hard way, trying to stay under the radar so that I don’t get too sabotage in the process. In the house at a certain time. Wearing the right kind of clothes. And I cut all my hair off my head years ago. These folks ain’t gaming, it’s hunting season.

    • Dad Does Stuff | April 14, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      That’s a billshit statement. This wasn’t premeditated nor was there any bias. You r statment sound like the typical race baiting crap that is rampant these days.

  17. Jonathan Spiliotis | April 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM | Reply

    Absolutely. That’s a negligent, not an accidental, discharge of a weapon.

  18. Faith Frinks | April 14, 2021 at 8:07 PM | Reply

    I pray this family gets 1000% JUSTICE

    • curtis jones | April 14, 2021 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      Faith Frinks-They will definately win a wrongful death lawsuit. She will be convicted but it will be a light sentence.

  19. Faith Frinks | April 14, 2021 at 8:09 PM | Reply

    This was no accident for a routine traffic stop. Praying for this family 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Routine traffic stops don’t involve a person being pulled over having an open warrant, resisting arrest and trying to flee.

    • Wasn’t a routine stop he had a warrant and resisted and got in a lethal weapon

    • Virginia Bobian | April 14, 2021 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      Cold blooded murderer.

    • @Virginia Bobian false wasn’t cold blooded murder what she didn’t doesn’t fit the definition of murder you wanna say cold blooded manslaughter fine but not murder

    • luthervaughn1 | April 14, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      I pray for the family also…. That other “men” in the family don’t have crimes that involve robbery warrants, and ones that resist arrest. Because if those 2 things are out the window, I’d say there’s a good chance all their family members don’t die prematurely. Am I wrong?

  20. Charles Velazquez | April 14, 2021 at 8:25 PM | Reply

    I totally understand, I’ll try to keep this in mind the next time I accidentally run over someone with my car

    • @Simon Cohen Ignore the trolls.We saw an ACTIVE SERVICE member dragged out of his car and cuffed with two guns drawn on him. These people don’t care, they’re just looking for an excuse to murder because they can’t straight up lynch people anymore.

    • @Ray Williams really because that active military guy should have complied George Floyd shouldn’t have resisted and taken three times the lethal dose and wright shouldn’t have resisted and gone in his car which is classified as a lethal weapon has nothing to do with wanting to kill people it has to do with criminals who think they can do what they want because society lets be known that if you do your job as a cop your the bad, not the criminal who resist arrest and won’t comply

    • @Simon Cohen I’m gunna follow my own advice .

    • Vivid, LLC Art Meditation | April 14, 2021 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Simon Cohen wow… You sure twisted those lies well. Thats TALENT! 🥴🥴🤨

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