Minnesota officer charged in death of Daunte Wright to appear in court

Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, 谁是白人, has an omnibus hearing, also known as a pretrial hearing, on Monday afternoon in Hennepin County District Court. The purpose of such a hearing is to go over evidence and determine if there’s probable cause for the case to proceed.

赖特, father of a young son, was killed April 11 after a traffic stop. The former Brooklyn Center police chief has said he believes Potter meant to use her Taser on Wright instead of her handgun. Body camera video shows her shouting “泰瑟枪!” multiple times before firing. The shooting ignited days of unrest. Wright’s family members and protesters had wanted prosecutors to file murder charges.

MINNEAPOLIS SUBURB WHERE DAUNTE WRIGHT SHOT TO VOTE ON POLICING CHANGES

The shooting happened amid the trial for Derek Chauvin, the White former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murder for pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe.

Police have said Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and had a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June.

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter is facing criminal charges in the shooting death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on April 11.

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter is facing criminal charges in the shooting death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on April 11.

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