Kimberly Potter found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright

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A Hennepin County jury found ex-Minnesota cop Kimberly Potter guilty of both first-degree and second-degree manslaughter on December 23 for the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop on April 11.

Potter pleaded not guilty on both charges, saying that she mistook her firearm for a taser during the incident. The shooting took place during the trial of another White officer, Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty for the killing of George Floyd in the same Minnesota county in April. The jury selected includes nine White, one Black and two Asian jurors.

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