Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop-turned-arrest in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.
Potter, 49, showed little emotion as the verdict was read in the Minneapolis courtroom. One of her attorneys put his face down on the table, visibly upset. Potter’s husband and Wright’s parents sat in the courtroom, and Wright’s mother began sobbing as the first-degree conviction was read.
Defense attorneys asked for Potter to be released on bail until sentencing, but the judge denied the motion and ordered Potter taken into custody. Attorney Paul Engh said Potter was “remorseful,” not a threat to the public and a “devoted Catholic” who hoped to spend the holidays with family.