Kim Potter trial: Opening statements in trial over Daunte Wright's death (LIVE) | USA TODAY 1

Kim Potter trial: Opening statements in trial over Daunte Wright’s death (LIVE) | USA TODAY


Jurors will hear opening statements Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who shot Daunte Wright while yelling "Taser" in a Minneapolis suburb earlier this year.
RELATED: Daunte Wright death: Kim Potter faces manslaughter charges

The proceedings mark the second time in Minnesota state history that opening statements in a criminal trial will be livestreamed. The first time was earlier this year for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

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  1. Just like a bleeding heart…this prosecutor is going to try to paint Daunte Wright as the “Father of the Year! Can’t wait to hear the defense cross examination to show the deranged and self-destructive attitude he presented for several years prior to this. I also cannot wait to see the defense show him to be the criminal with the criminal intent to destroy life – regardless of who’s life.

    1. So shooting this kid was justified is what your saying we’re is the accountability,you dnt kno him so you dnt kno his additude you dnt even kno the kid this is about his death nothing else,hope this cop roasted she has no defense she shouldn’t bin a cop to begin with she dnt qualify,yet she is a trainer

    2. @mike brown we know he caused a lot of pain in many other lives ..! He was nothing but trouble and a evil thug..the Cop did her job now free her ..

    3. @The Breeze He should not have fought them. He should have taken care of the warrant. He was a WANTED CRIMINAL…not a freaking alter boy. Climb off your soap box.

  2. This is NOT LIVE. This is several hours behind the actual live feed. WHY….USA today-do you believe in honesty?

  3. So the police stopped the murdered victim solely because of an air freshener on the victim’s review mirror, WHAT A 🤬CRIME! 🐷🐷THIS GUY HAS AN AIR FRESHENER ON HIS MIRROR PULL HIM OVER!!!🙄🙄🙄TASER-TASER-TASER!!!🚫TASER!

    1. @Wondering Woman yeah but BLM cares about the ‘why’ he was pulled over not that he’s a violent felon with an active warrant lol

    2. Typical! You only heard what you want to hear and block out the fact that after they pulled him over, they ran a warrant check and he came up hot. If he had just stayed outside the car and let the office cuff him, he’d still be alive today. He jumped back into his car with an officer still part way in his car and took off. This was a dangerous man who had choked a women when attempting to rob her after she had given him and his friend the hospitality of her home.

  4. Looks to be most definitely an accident but this “accident” couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person!

  5. This officer may have meant to use a taser but I’ll guarantee you try taking off in a car with a highway patrolman still attached to your ride and he will use deadly force to stop you.

  6. Lesson being if you don’t want to go to jail don’t commit crimes! He created this situation not her. When you have a warrant out for your arrest you are going to be taken into custody sooner or later. If you are old enough to commit the crime you should be man enough to deal with the consequences.

  7. She’s innocent, he “chose* to commit a crime & resist, and look where it got him. Disgusting how people defends criminals, and now you got record breaking crime waves all thanks to you

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