Prueba de Kim Potter: Jury selection begins Tuesday for former cop who allegedly mistook handgun for her Taser

Potter faces charges of first and second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s death, which sparked protests last April in an area that was already on edge during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Dereck Chauvin for murdering George Floyd.

Wright, un hombre negro de 20 años, was pulled over by Potter and the officer she was training, Anthony Luckey, because his car had expired license plate tabs and an air freshener was hanging from the rearview mirror, según denuncia penal.

This undated booking photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff shows Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Oficial de policía.

This undated booking photo released by the Hennepin County, Minnesota, Sheriff shows Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Oficial de policía. (Hennepin County Sheriff)

Luckey then found that Wright had an outstanding warrant for a weapons violation and attempted to arrest him. Wright initially obeyed orders to get out of the car, but tried to get back in as he was being handcuffed.

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Potter’s body camera shows her saying, “I’ll tase ya,” then pulling out her handgun and repeating again, “I’ll tase you.

About Two seconds later, Potter said, “Taser taser taser,” and fired a single shot into Wright’s chest.

“S—! I just shot him. … I grabbed the wrong f—— gun,” Potter said. “I’m going to go to prison.

Daunte Wright was shot and killed in April when a police officer mistook her handgun for a taser.

Daunte Wright was shot and killed in April when a police officer mistook her handgun for a taser. (Facebook)

Potter’s defense will likely argue that it was a mistake, but prosecutors will argue that she committed first-degree manslaughter while recklessly handling a gun. The charge for second-degree manslaughter requires culpable negligence.

When jury selection begins Tuesday, attorneys will likely screen jurors for their opinions on the social justice protests that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May 2020.

The family of Daunte Wright attend a rally and march organized by families who were victims of police brutality in in St. Paul, Minnesota, lunes, Mayo 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, Archivo)

The family of Daunte Wright attend a rally and march organized by families who were victims of police brutality in in St. Paul, Minnesota, lunes, Mayo 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, Archivo)

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