A Minnesota judge handed down an extra lenient prison sentence of just 24 months to former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter for killing Daunte Wright after purportedly confusing a Taser for a gun in suburban Minneapolis last year.
Daunte Wright's family, including his parents, siblings and mother of his son, had the opportunity to confront Kim Potter before the former Minnesota police officer convicted of manslaughter was sentenced for killing the 20-year-old motorist.
Kim Potter's smiling mugshot after her convictions for the first- and second-degree manslaughter killing of Daunte Wright provided even more reason to doubt the sincerity of the former Minnesota cop's emotional testimony mocked as acting during the trial.
Former police officer Kim Potter testified in her own defense and appeared to cry when discussing her killing of Daunte Wright. However, her dry eyes suggested she was simply shedding "white tears" to angle for an acquittal.
Defense attorneys for Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who shot killed Daunte Wright because she purportedly confused her gun for a Taser, said the shooting "is not a crime" and may argue that it was "reasonable."
Brooklyn Center authorities released information pertaining to Potter's service file, which could be viewed as an attempt to persuade the public's perception after Potter shot and killed Wright in the midst of a traffic stop on April 11.
A white driver attacked a Minnesota cop with his car and a hammer and lived to tell about it four days after Daunte Wright, who is Black, was gunned down during a traffic stop for having too many air fresheners in his car.
Kim Potter, 48, was a 26-year veteran on the Brooklyn Center police force and was placed on administrative leave after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.
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