What is Kim Potter's final verdict?

FORMER police officer Kim Potter took the stand during her trial on Friday, December 17, 2021, and almost a week later, a verdict was announced.

Potter was standing trial on charges brought against her for the alleged shooting and killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright earlier this year.

What was the final verdict of the Kim Potter trial?

On December 23, 2021, a jury read the verdict in Potter's case following a two week trial.

Potter, who has been accused of murder, reportedly mistook her gun for a taser on that tragic night which is what led to the death of 20-year-old Wright.

The jury found Potter guilty on all charges against her and she now faces 25 years in jail.

Sentencing is expected at a later date.

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What did Kim Potter say when she took the stand?

When Potter, who was charged with first and second-degree manslaughter, took the stand, she recalled what happened the day of the shooting.

Potter told the court, "We were struggling. We were trying to keep him from driving away. It just went chaotic." 

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Bodycam footage of the incident revealed that Potter yelled "taser!" repeatedly before shooting Wright.

The former Minneapolis officer testified that she never deployed her taser in her 26-year career and that she mistook her gun for a taser.

Prior to the arrest, Potter had resigned from her position just two days after the shooting.

What happened to Daunte Wright?

On April 11, 2021, Wright was pulled over for an expired registration sticker and air freshener hanging from his rear view mirror.

As the traffic stop led to an arrest, a struggle between Wright, Potter, and Potter's fellow officers ensued.

Potter allegedly mistook her gun for a taser, which she then proceeded to fire at Wright. In court, she alleged that her intention was to taze Wright, not shoot and kill him.

Potter pleaded not guilty and now faces a decade in prison at the minimum if convicted.

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