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Prosecutor seeks more than 7 years in prison for ex-officer Kim Potter for Daunte Wright’s death

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Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter to more than seven years in prison for Daunte Wright's death. Potter was convicted in December of first-degree and se...

Daunte Wright’s mother says she’s thankful for the guilty verdicts against ex-officer Kim Potter

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Daunte Wright's mother said Friday the guilty verdict against former police officer Kim Potter for fatally shooting Wright isn't quite justice, but it is accountability, and she's thankful for it. "Justice would be ...

Kim Potter trial over Daunte Wright’s death kicks off Wednesday with opening arguments

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Potter, 49, had been an officer for 26 years and was working for the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 11, 2021, when she and other officers, including a trainee, attempted to stop Wright and then tried to a...

Kim Potter trial: Daunte Wright’s victims remember slain Minneapolis 20-year-old, ‘Karma’s a b—-‘

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At the fortified police station in Brooklyn Center, someone installed letters to spell out "Daunte Wright" in all caps on a barricade erected around the perimeter.  And prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump is re...

Kim Potter trial: Jury nearly set in case of Daunte Wright’s shooting death

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Potter, 49, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, following a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. The White off...

Jaguars’ rely on Matthew Wright’s two clutch field goals to snap losing streak

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Wright nailed two clutch field goals late in Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins to pick up the 23-20 victory and end their 20-game losing streak that dated back to last season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERA...

Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife seeks relief from guilty plea

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Sherra Wright filed a petition for relief of conviction or sentence after her surprise guilty plea to facilitation of murder in July 2019. She has asked Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee — who approved he...

Mother of Daunte Wright’s son, 2, ‘really hurt’ because he doesn’t have a father after fatal police shooting

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"I really don't want to do this by myself," an emotional Chyna Whitaker said during a news conference. "I never thought in a million years that this would happen. I'm just really hurt for my son because he doesn't ha...

ABC, CBS, NBC ignore Rashida Tlaib’s call for ‘no more policing’ following Daunte Wright’s death

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Following the deadly police-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., declared on Twitter Monday that the 20-year-old's death at the hands of Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter "wasn't a...

George Floyd’s girlfriend was Daunte Wright’s teacher, relative says

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Ben Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing the families of Floyd and Wright in their separate cases, held a press conference outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Tuesday amid the ongoing trial for...

The first Black mayor in Brooklyn Center says Daunte Wright’s shooting is ‘unfathomable’

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A young mayor has worked to unite ethnic groups in a Minneapolis suburb for years. The killing of a Black man is now bringing outrage to his city. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott called the shooting of Daunte Wri...

Daunte Wright’s death reignites ‘Defund the Police’ movement

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Multiple progressive activists, politicians and groups have renewed their demands to cut police funding after Wright was shot during a traffic stop. Our Revolution — a spinoff of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential cam...