Former Police Officer Kim Potter To Appear Before Judge
Kim Potter, the former officer accused of shooting 20 year old Daunte Wright will make her first court appearance today. She was arrested yesterday and charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. On Sunday, officers stopped Wright’s car and body camera footage shows Potter drawing her gun and firing it at Wright instead of her taser. Potter resigned from the Police Department earlier this week though Mayor Mike Elliot hasn’t accepted it. Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned. Potter posted bail and was released from custody. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
Last night, protests continued in Brooklyn Center. Law enforcement described it as a ‘palpable easing of tension’. According to Matt Langer, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, there were only 24 arrests which is lower than the previous nights. He said “we are thankful tonight, the tension and anxiety and the stress seemed to be lowered”. For the second night in a row, there were no reports of looting or fires. Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said the majority of people being arrested in Brooklyn Center were not residents of the city.