Pottebakker, 49, 'n beampte vir was 26 jaar en het op April vir die Brooklyn-sentrum-polisieafdeling gewerk 11, 2021, wanneer sy en ander beamptes, insluitend 'n leerling, attempted to stop Wright and then tried to arrest him after learning of a warrant for his arrest. Wright, 20, can be seen in a police video climbing back into the driver’s seat of a vehicle as the officers scuffle with him.
In Potter’s body camera video from the shooting, she can be heard yelling, “I’ll tase you!” en “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing her handgun.
She can then be heard saying, “I grabbed the wrong f—— gun,” gevolg deur: “Holy s—, I just shot him.”
Potter resigned from the police department just days later. She has been charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter.
Her attorneys have argued that she mistook the gun for a Taser when she pulled the trigger.
According to sentencing guidelines for the state, a first-degree manslaughter conviction would mean more than seven years in prison, while second degree would mean four. But prosecutors have already indicated their plans to try for a longer sentence.