All over America “the wrong people” get hired, sometimes due equal rights, sometimes because of race or who you know. The problem is when these obvious “bad cops” kill, commit crimes or abuse. When they finally get caught or kill why is it the tax payer is held liable while dirty lawyers get rich weaponizing our courts? Public servants should all have to buy their own liability insurance and if uninsurable they should not be hired. After all if insurance won’t insure them we don’t want them on our streets with deadly force or any form of authority. Kim Potter is a fraud, for 26 years she got away with pretending to be this “police officer” with a badge and gun. The truth is she was totally incapable and unfit for the job. Out of shape, unqualified Potter exposes the fact that we allow frauds to carry deadly force and have authority.
The trial of Kim Potter begins this week as jurors determine whether the former suburban Minneapolis police officer is criminally liable for the death of a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop. Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright in April in Brooklyn Center near Minneapolis after police pulled Wright over for (An Air Freshener) or an expired tag? During the stop, officers learned he had an outstanding warrant and attempted to arrest him.
In the 90 second body camera video of the shooting shared by the town’s police chief less than 24 hours after the shooting Potter can be heard yelling “Taser” repeatedly before she shoots Wright. After firing her handgun, she yells, “Holy shit! I just shot him!”
Potter was originally charged with second-degree manslaughter in April and prosecutors added a first-degree manslaughter charge in early September. She faces at least a decade in prison if convicted.
Seven men and seven women were selected for the jury, which includes two alternates.
The jury is comprised of seven White men, four White women, two Asian women, and one Black woman. No Black men were selected for the jury.
Opening statements in the trial are scheduled to begin Wednesday. With Potter confirming last week she would like to testify, here’s what we know about her:
Kim Potter has been charged with first and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Daunte Wright’s death.
Potter, 49, was with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. She joined the department in 1995, according to the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis.
She served as the police union’s president in 2019, had been on the department’s negotiation team and worked as a field training officer.
Two days after the shooting, Potter resigned from the department. Potter’s body camera video was released after the shooting Former Police Chief Tim Gannon, who also submitted his resignation after the shooting, said at the time the portion of the released body-worn camera footage led him to believe the shooting was accidental and that the officer’s actions before the shooting were consistent with the department’s training on Tasers.
BUT WHY DID THE POLICE CHIEF TIM GANNON RESIGN? COWARD, RUNNING AWAY FROM LIABILITY, DISHONESTY OR ALL THE ABOVE?
Gannon said, “the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.” The fatal shooting appeared to be “an accidental discharge,” he said. They keep saying this but only an idiot not someone who claims to have 26 years of experience would make such an obvious mistake.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension examined Potter’s duty belt and found her handgun is holstered on the right side of her belt, while the Taser is on the left side, according to a news release from Washington County Attorney Pete Orput’s Office.
Citing a criminal complaint, the release said the Taser is yellow with a black grip and is set in a straight-draw position, “meaning Potter would have to use her left hand to pull the Taser out of its holster.”
Sean Hendrickson, who teaches the use of force in Washington, told CNN the only way he could wrap his head around Potter confusing a Taser for a gun is if she underwent “cognitive overload.” He defined this overload as the brain going into fight or flight mode and driving the behavior of an individual. (Is this a suitable person to carry deadly force or authority? 100% NO)
Hendrickson said the situation with Potter and Wright, from the single video released, didn’t seem like it was “unfolding at a rate that would equate to cognitive overload like that.”
Potter attorney also represents officer in George Floyd case Earl Gray, a St. Paul-based attorney, told CNN he is representing Potter.
Gray is also the attorney for Thomas Lane, one of the four officers charged in George Floyd’s death. He was also a defense attorney for Jeronimo Yanez, the former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer who was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.
Officer Kim Potter is also being represented by Paul Engh, who told a prospective juror that Potter will testify.
In a filing last month, Potter’s attorneys said they might assert her gun use was an innocent mistake, an accident, and that the use of the Taser was reasonable. While mistaking a handgun for a Taser is rare, (More then rare) and central to the manslaughter charges against Potter, other aspects of the interaction are likely to come under scrutiny during the trial.
The POLICE LIES BEGIN who try and twist the victim into someone who deserved what he got. Mostly lies leaked by dishonest lawyers and police to help a killer cop get away with murder
Shortly before 2 p.m. on the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue, Brooklyn Center police officers stopped Wright’s vehicle for expired tabs and for the air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, according to what he told his mother when he called her after being pulled over.
After learning he had a warrant for a gross misdemeanor, Officer Anthony Luckey and his field training officer, Kim Potter, returned to Wright’s vehicle to arrest him. Wright obeyed Luckey’s order to get out of the vehicle, but as the officer tried to handcuff him he pulled away and tried to get back into the car.
During the struggle, Potter fired her gun, hitting Wright, who then a (Dead body drove and did not apply the brake so the vehicle continued several blocks) before crashing into another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
After Washington County Attorney Pete Orput filed a second-degree manslaughter charge against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, some community activists and a civil rights attorney criticized the decision.
Potter is charged in the death of Daunte Wright. Potter shot and killed the 20-year-old Wright during a traffic stop Sunday in Brooklyn Center.
Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy-Armstrong said the manslaughter charge was not enough. She believes there is sufficient evidence to charge Potter with murder.
SNOPES Claim (TRUE)
Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center Police Department (BCPD) officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, served 26 years with the agency, led a union representing its officers, and told two colleagues to deactivate their body cameras after they killed someone in 2019. LINK
Fact is Officer Kim Potter is a dishonest bad cop who does not care about evidence or the truth
TWO KILLER COPS ARE BOTH TRAINING OFFICERS
Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of George Floyd, was a police training officer. Kim Potter, charged with second-degree manslaughter of Daunte Wright, was also a police training officer and president of her police union.