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February 21, 2022

Fatal Mistake: Police Officer Convicted

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1972: Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries in a meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing

In Minnesota, former police officer Kim Potter was sentenced to two years in prison and supervised release for fatally shooting Daunte Wright in April 2021.

In December, a jury convicted Potter of manslaughter for fatally shooting Wright, 20, after mistakenly pulling her pistol for her taser.

Video from the incident shows the 26-year police veteran shouting that she was grabbing for her taser after Wright tried to flee a traffic stop. She fired a single shot before realizing her “tragic mistake.”

“This is one of the saddest cases I’ve had on my 20 years on the bench,” Judge Regina Chu said.

“This is a cop who made a tragic mistake.”

The sentence came after Potter gave an emotional statement apologizing to Wright’s family.

“To the family of Daunte Wright, I am so sorry that I brought the death of your son, father, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, to your home.”

Addressing Wright’s mother, Potter said: “Katie, I understand a mother’s love, and I am sorry I broke your heart. My heart is broken for all of you.”

Wright’s mother later indicated that she wasn’t moved by Potter’s tearful words.

“White women’s tears trump justice,” said Katie Wright, who is white.

“I thought my white-woman tears would be enough.”

Aubrey Wright, Daunte’s father, said: “This lady got a slap on the wrist and we’re still sitting around every night crying, waiting for my son to come home.”


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Ex-cop Kim Potter sentenced to two years in prison for Daunte Wright killing

10 comments on Fatal Mistake: Police Officer Convicted

  1. tHIS HAS TO BE ONLY ONE OF THE MANY POLICE ERRORS MADE IN POLICE WORK TO CATCH CRIMINALS AMD PROTECT THE INNOCENT !!! WHY IS KIM POTTER CONVICTED OF AN ERROR WHEN STOPPING FOR PRECIOUS SECONDS TO EVALUATE WHICH GUN WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY WOULD HAVE MEANT MANY MORE PRECIOUS POLICE LIVES . SKIN COLOR WINS AGAIN !!!

  2. John Beach says:

    “ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
    1972: Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries in a meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing”
    In retrospect (and hindsight is 20/20!), Nixon’s trip was the overture to the utter consequence of disaster Sino-American relations have produced over the past 50 years. The very next year, 1973, was the absolute worst year in American history for the types of economic, politicial and judicial decisions that were made which have had long-term, negative consequences for American society.

  3. 2004done says:

    Martha: Instead of the criminals being held to the legal standard (criminals only have to NOTdisobey the law to not be criminal) Police are held to an impossible standard, Police have to obey, enforce, and justify HINDSIGHT, in addition to the law, internal affairs, and anti-police MSM. I can’t conceive of fleeing from a traffic stop, but then I know I have no drugs, stolen property, or additional warrants existing which might impair my reasoning. I’m sure if I were killed by the Police, I wouldn’t feel any different because I chose to run..

  4. Here is a unique thought: Perhaps if Daunte Wright had complied with the police officers during the incident then none of this would have happened. Strange to many, I know. However placing blame on the perpetrator seems to be what is constantly overlooked in these cases. Resisting arrest and trying to flee from custody is always a bad idea and often leads to a tragic result. The question of who is to blame seems wrongly attributed in this case.

  5. Lon Loren says:

    Hind sight is 20:20. dirtbag Write had warrants and resisted arrest and tried to run. If he didn’t run he wouldn’t have gotten shot.
    I think that conviction should be appealed. The laws now protect the criminals.

  6. J.. Moore says:

    Like most cases Wright would be alive today if he had just complied with the officers. Like Floyd and all the rest if they had just done as they were told and not taken drugs or committed crimes, they would be alive today. Follow the law and do not do drugs and listen to the officer and 99.999 % of the time you will have no problem. Some people just do not respect themselves, the law or the officers.
    I would give anything to see how many lives have been saved if the ones not dead had remined alive to continue to run loose.
    I’m sure big m. Brown would have graduated from college and would have become a lawyer, judge or scientist. Why is it that those who get hurt fail to follow the laws and are usually on drugs and have been arrested many times before.

  7. Mike says:

    I thought that it was illegal to flee the seen ? He won’t do it again ! I feel sorry for her for just doing her job, sad mistake !

  8. J. Moore says:

    That is the case in 99% of the deaths of criminals. If they had not been on drugs or committing crimes and followed instructions, they would be alive today. I wonder just how many crimes and lives were saved by these deaths?

  9. Patricia Nunnally Redmon says:

    This was plain and simple murder. The taser is carried on the non-dominant side. Her weapon is carried on the dominant side. She yelled “taser” to cover herself.
    Herself. Her wrists are probably hurting from that big slap.

  10. Nexus says:

    Love the whines from the fambly.. if your sh*tbag son had, maybe, co-operated, he’d still be alive.

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