December 23, 2021

December 23, 2021 – Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser. The second-degree manslaughter charge required prosecutors to prove that Potter caused Wright’s death “by her culpable negligence,” meaning she “caused an unreasonable risk and consciously took a chance of causing death or great bodily harm” to Wright while using or possessing a firearm. NewsNation’s Mari Hughes speaks with criminal attorney Rachel Fiset about the verdict of the Kim Potter trial, and the complex implications of this verdict on the use of deadly force by the police.

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