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Jury begins deliberating cop's case in Daunte Wright death

Daunte Wright Officer Trial
Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 15:50:58-05

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury has begun deliberating in the manslaughter trial of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed Black motorist Daunte Wright after she says she mistook her gun for her Taser.

Kim Potter’s case went to the mostly white jury on Monday following closing arguments.

Potter, who is white and who resigned from the Brooklyn Center police force after killing Wright, shot the 20-year-old as she and other officers were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant during an April traffic stop.

The prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments that the shooting was “entirely preventable.”

Potter’s attorney said she made a mistake and it wasn’t a crime.