A VERDICT has been reached in the case against killer cop Kim Potter – who was charged with the death of Daunte Wright – after the ex-Minnesota police officer broke down on the stand.
Potter, a former cop with more than 25 years on the force, shot and killed Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, in April, after mistaking her gun for her taser.
On April 11, Wright, 20, was pulled over for a traffic violation, that's where cops discovered he had an outstanding warrant and tried to arrest him.
Bodycam footage showed a struggle between Wright and an officer, later identified as Potter, as he got back into his car before he was shot dead in the vehicle.
The footage revealed that Potter repeatedly yelled "taser!" before shooting Wright.
As Wright struggles with police, Potter shouts, “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing a single shot from a handgun in her right hand.
Potter is then heard saying: "Holy s**t! I just shot him! I grabbed the wrong f*****g gun!"
Footage later showed Potter in a visible state of shock and disarray as she fell to her knees on the sidewalk.
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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.
On April 14, 2021, Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting.
In September, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison charged the former cop with first-degree manslaughter by recklessly handling a firearm.
POTTER BREAKS DOWN
During her testimony, Potter told jurors she “didn’t want to hurt anybody” when she used her gun instead of a taser.
“I’m so sorry. I’m sorry it happened … I didn’t want to hurt anybody,” Potter testified.
The former Brooklyn Center officer described the “look of fear” on another officer’s face when trying to keep the 20-year-old from driving away.
The former cop broke down in tears on the stand, as she recalled the moment Wright told her "you shot me" at a traffic stop near Minneapolis.
"We were struggling. We were trying to keep him from driving away," Potter said.
"It just went chaotic."
Potter emotionally added: "I remember yelling, ‘Taser, Taser, Taser’ and nothing happened. And then he told me I shot him."
The former cop joined the police force in Minnesota in 1995, at the age of 22.
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