In a move that is sure to anger and upset the millions of Americans who believe the police rarely get treated fairly when a case attracts the attention of the national news media and anti-police zealots, it was just announced that the police officer who accidentally shot Daunte Wright when he tried to flee from arrest will be charged with homicide.
“Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright after mistakenly drawing her gun instead of her Taser, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors said Wednesday,” according to the New York Post and numerous other news outlets.
“Washington County Attorney Peter Orput, who is prosecuting the fatal incident, said details of the charges will be released later, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
“Potter, 48, was charged a day after she resigned from the Brooklyn Center police department in the wake of the 20-year-old’s shooting, which set of a third day of protests in the Minneapolis suburb.
“The 26-year veteran and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned in the wake of the shooting. The City Council also fired City Manager Curt Boganey over the incident.”
This is a breaking news report and will be updated as warranted…
— New York Post (@nypost) April 14, 2021