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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family members will be holding a rally and celebration for Daunte Wright on what would have been his 21st birthday. Wright, 20, was fatally shot by now-former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter on April 11 during a traffic stop. Potter and another officer pulled Wright over for having expired tabs, and because he had an...
    Court documents made public Thursday lay out the potential defense strategy for former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kimberly Potter's November trial in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.  The 49-year-old Minnesotan is charged with both first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter.  KIM POTTER ASKS COURT TO DISMISS 1ST-DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE The former Brooklyn Center officer, who is White, has said she...
    Kimberly Potter, 49, shot and killed Duante Wright on April 11 after allegedly mistaking her gun for a Taser Attorneys for the Minneapolis cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright after allegedly mistaking her gun for a Taser will argue that his death was an 'innocent mistake' at trial next month.  Kimberly Potter, 49, resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department...
    Hennepin County JailKimberly A. PotterFilings in Kim Potter case. KARE’s Jeremiah Jacobsen reports: “Court documents released to the public Thursday show defense attorneys are expected to argue that former officer Kim Potter’s fatal shooting of Daunte Wright last spring was an accident. … Potter is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s April 2021 shooting death following a traffic...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former suburban Minneapolis police officer who has said she meant to use a Taser instead of a handgun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in April is laying out her potential defenses ahead of her November trial. Attorneys for former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter said in documents made public Thursday that they may argue...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking approval for a more severe penalty than what is outlined in state guidelines if a former suburban Minneapolis police officer is convicted in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is facing charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Wright, who was shot while he was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking approval for a more severe penalty than what is outlined in state guidelines if a former suburban Minneapolis police officer is convicted in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is facing charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Wright, who was shot while he was...
    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) — Brooklyn Center is looking to change policing in the community and a revamped policy implemented this week targets low-level offenses by issuing a citation and letting a person go instead of arrest. On Monday, officials announced an update to the police department’s “cite and release” policy. There were already guidelines in place requiring officers to...
    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The Minneapolis suburb where Black motorist Daunte Wright was killed by an officer in April has enacted its first step in a plan to change policing in the city. Brooklyn Center announced Tuesday that officers are now instructed to release people who are cited for low-level crimes and can only take them into custody...
    The AP reports: “Attorneys asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a new manslaughter charge against the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop this spring. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter says she mistakenly drew her firearm instead of her stun gun as Wright was trying to drive away from officers during...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer accused in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, filed a motion on Wednesday to dismiss the first-degree manslaughter charge which was added against her earlier this month. Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter days after the shooting, but in early September, Attorney General Keith Ellison added a first-degree manslaughter charge....
    Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer in April, recorded a video of himself playing with a gun in a woman's bathroom just before he is alleged to have robbed her in December 2019. In a short 13-second film, Wright is seen playing with the gun in a bathroom as water is running...
    EXCLUSIVE: Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Minnesota man who was killed in a police-involved shooting in April, recorded a selfie video of himself playing with a handgun in a woman’s bathroom shortly before he allegedly shoved it in her face and robbed her.The 13-second clip, obtained by Fox News, shows Wright aiming the gun at the camera and at his own...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a decision to up the charges against former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, the officer involved in the shooting and death of Daunte Wright. Ellison announced Thursday that Minnesota prosecutors will add a first-degree manslaughter charge on top of the second-degree manslaughter charge Potter already faces, according to Fox News. Potter shot the...
    DAUNTE Wright, 20, was allegedly killed after a female officer accidentally shot him while trying to use a Taser in Minneapolis. The senior female cop who allegedly shot and killed Wright on April 11, 2021, who was charged with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter, was identified as a 26-year veteran of the force Kimberly Potter. 5The Brooklyn Center officer was...
    Hennepin County JailKimberly A. PotterAt MPR, Matt Sepic reports, “Ex-Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter will face an additional charge of first-degree manslaughter along with the original charge of second-degree manslaughter in the April killing of Daunte Wright, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Thursday. The new charge alleges Potter ‘committed first-degree manslaughter by recklessly handling a firearm’ in shooting...
    At MPR, Matt Sepic reports, “Ex-Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter will face an additional charge of first-degree manslaughter along with the original charge of second-degree manslaughter in the April killing of Daunte Wright, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Thursday. The new charge alleges Potter ‘committed first-degree manslaughter by recklessly handling a firearm’ in shooting Wright, 20, during a...
    Minnesota prosecutors have upgraded the charges against Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer involved in the shooting death of Daunte Wright, an allegedly violent firearms suspect, when he tried to flee a traffic stop in April. Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office was adding a first-degree manslaughter charge against Potter, who will still face the original...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith EllisonTrump campaign, RNC refund donors another .8 million in 2021: NYT Attorneys general looking into online fundraising practices Minnesota AG asks judge to acknowledge trauma of children who witnessed Floyd's death MORE has upgraded the charges against a former police officer to first-degree manslaughter over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright in April. Former Brooklyn Center...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors filed a more serious charge Thursday against the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, but it is not the murder charge that activists were seeking. Former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter is now charged with first-degree manslaughter, in addition to a prior charge of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot Daunte Wright in April, now faces an additional first-degree manslaughter charge. Days after the shooting on April 11, Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the 20-year-old’s death. But Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison added the additional charge on Thursday, after reviewing the evidence and consulting a use-of-force...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 1st-degree manslaughter charge added against officer who shot Daunte Wright; short of murder charge sought by activists. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A judge ordered Tuesday that jurors should remain anonymous for the case against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's death. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, on April 11. She's scheduled to go on trial Nov. 30 on a charge of second-degree murder. The city’s former...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The jury will be anonymous and partially sequestered in the trial of Kim Potter. According to court documents filed in Hennepin Court Tuesday, Judge Regina Chu has ruled that no identifying information can be released to the public about potential and selected jurors. READ MORE: Kim Potters Trial Will Not Be Livestreamed, Judge Rules “At the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former suburban police officer who is charged in the death of Daunte Wright has denied a request to broadcast the proceedings, saying in a ruling Thursday that the public and media will have ample space to view the trial in the courtroom or in designated overflow rooms. Former...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The trial for Kim Potter will begin a week earlier than previously scheduled. According to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office, the trial date for the former Brooklyn Center police officer will begin Nov. 30, not Dec. 6. Potter faces second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. READ MORE: Clawgarita, Mountain Brew, Strawberry...
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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The defense team for former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter is asking for a deadline for amending charges. Potter faces one charge of second-degree manslaughter in connection to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April. READ MORE: Minnesota House Passes Public Safety Deal Without Some DFL Police Accountability Demands...
    The former local prosecutor in Minnesota who brought manslaughter charges against the police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April explained in a new interview why he resigned, citing "intimidation" and the erosion of the constitutional right to due process.  Imran Ali, who worked for 10 years at the Washington County Attorney's Office, most recently...
    This story was originally published on June 11, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Brooklyn Park business owner is struggling to reopen after her store was targeted by arsonists. READ MORE: Lawsuit Alleges Daunte Wright Carjacked, Assaulted Man 3 Weeks Before His Death It happened just days after the police shooting death of Daunte Wright in April. Surveillance video from Letia...
                        Brooklyn Center, Minnesota implemented new changes to policing in a 4-1 vote in the city council meeting, following the death of Daunte Wright in April. The changes include a new department of public safety that will have unarmed officers to conduct traffic stops and a mental health division....
    Daunte Wright was 'an arch criminal' whose death at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis is being used to push 'false narratives', according to a lawyer representing the victims of two separate shootings the black man is accused of being involved in. Attorney Michael Padden told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that the 20-year-old was a 'very...
    DAUNTE Wright allegedly shot a former friend in the head leaving him in a vegetative state and attacked another man in a carjacking before he was killed by a cop in a Taser mix-up. The accusations were made in two lawsuits filed against the 20-year-old father-of-one's estate in the past month.  8Daunte Wright, 20, was shot dead by a...
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    Daunte Wright, the black man shot dead by a white police officer in Minneapolis, has been accused of being involved in two separate shooting incidents before he was killed. The new allegations against the 20-year-old black man have emerged just two months after he was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center cop Kim Potter during an April traffic stop.  Potter, who resigned...
    As ex-Minnesota police officer Kim Potter is out on $100,000 bond, awaiting a manslaughter trial in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, victims of his alleged gun violence are still reeling from trauma and top Democrats who flocked to his funeral have gone quiet. Wright is accused of shooting a teen and a former classmate on separate occasions in a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the 20-year-old shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer in April carjacked and assaulted him in March. The lawsuit, filed in Hennepin County by attorney Michael B. Padden on behalf of Joshua Hodges, seeks more than $50,000 from Wright’s estate and claims Hodges suffered “severe...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force.Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard. It was the second night of protests in response...
    WCCO-TV reports: “A mother is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the young man killed by Brooklyn Center police last month shot her teenage son in the head two years ago, causing ‘serious, disabling, and permanent injuries.’ The lawsuit … alleges Wright ‘shot and badly injured’ Caleb Livingston in May of 2019 ….LeMay says Livingston, now 18, was once...
    WCCO-TV reports: “A mother is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the young man killed by Brooklyn Center police last month shot her teenage son in the head two years ago, causing ‘serious, disabling, and permanent injuries.’ The lawsuit … alleges Wright ‘shot and badly injured’ Caleb Livingston in May of 2019 ….LeMay says Livingston, now 18, was once...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A mother is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the young man killed by Brooklyn Center police last month shot her teenage son in the head two years ago, causing “serious, disabling, and permanent injuries.” The lawsuit, filed earlier this month in Hennepin County by Jennifer LeMay, alleges Wright “shot and badly injured” Caleb Livingston in...
    A local prosecutor in Minnesota who was handling the case of the former Brooklyn Center police officer, Kim Potter, charged in the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, has resigned, citing "vitriol" and "partisan politics" that have made his "job difficult to pursue justice."  Imran Ali, who’s worked for the past 10 years at the Washington...
    Former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter poses for a mugshot at the Hennepin County Jail on April 14, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Handout A Minnesota prosecutor who worked on the case against Kim Potter resigned. Potter, an ex-cop, is charged with shooting and killing Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April. In a letter resigning from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor who was co-counsel in the case against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright resigned Monday, saying “vitriol” and “partisan politics” have made it hard to pursue justice. The resignation of Imran Ali, the assistant criminal division chief at the Washington County Attorney’s Office, came just days...
    A prosecutor who was leading the case of Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center officer accused of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, resigned on Monday after he said the office had been infused with "partisan politics." Imran Ali, who served in the Washington County Attorney's Office in Minnesota for 10 years, tendered his resignation via a letter...
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