도공, 49, 에 대한 장교였다 26 4월에 브루클린 센터 경찰서에서 일하고 있었습니다. 11, 2021, 그녀와 다른 장교들이, 연습생을 포함하여, attempted to stop Wright and then tried to arrest him after learning of a warrant for his arrest. 라이트, 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!” 과 “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing her handgun.
She can then be heard saying, “I grabbed the wrong f—— gun,” followed by: “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.