Brooklyn Center military officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021. Approximately one week later, she was arrested and charged for this, nonetheless another meaningless murdering of a young, Black male.
Reports contend Wright was pulled over by Potter, a 48-year-old, 26-year military veteran, for an old-fashioned permit image plaque and a automobile deodorizer swinging from his rearview mirror. After being pulled over, Wright called his mom to let her know he had been pulled over. Upon finding an superb aver in his name, a officers afterwards ran his registration and asked him to exit a vehicle.
An 18-Second Deadly Encounter
Upon exiting a car, Wright was asked to place his hands behind his behind and told because he was being arrested. Eighteen seconds later, he pennyless lax from a officer and reentered his vehicle. As Anthony Luckey, a officer being lerned by Potter struggled to recover control, she shouted for him to use his taser.
Reportedly she suspicion she pulled a taser though grabbed her gun instead. She dismissed a singular deadly shot into Wright’s chest. After sharpened her weapon, Potter can be listened on her bodycam saying, “Sh–, we only shot him!”
Guilty As Charged?
Did Potter kill Wright in cold blood, or was it an accident? She is being hold accountable for her actions; charged with second-degree murder brings a punishment of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 penalty. Ben Crump, a counsel for a Wright family, said:
This was a purposeful, conscience, and bootleg function of power. This was not an accident. Black motorists are ceaselessly apropos a aim of death.
Potter quiescent before being charged. Crump said, “Daunte mislaid his life during a hands of Kim Potter, over a misconduct aver and a tiny trade violation.”
Written by Sharri Rogers
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
TwinCities.com Pioneer Press: Ex-Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter arrested and charged in Daunte Wright’s death; by Mary Devine
CNBC: Former military officer Kim Potter arrested on killing assign in deadly sharpened of Daunte Wright; by Dan Mangan
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