She was just arrested and millions of Americans are in shock. Now, a debate has erupted across the nation over the circumstances.
“Former Brooklyn Center Police Department officer Kim Potter was arrested Wednesday and will be charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of Daunte Wright,” reported Breitbart News.
It has been a tragic story from the start. Wright was stopped by police during a traffic stop. However, it was “discovered Wright had an outstanding arrest warrant for a gross misdemeanor weapons charge,” according to a local report.
Wright reportedly “re-entered his vehicle” after officers attempted to make an arrest due to the warrant, prompting Potter to withdraw a weapon and “shouting that she will use her Taser.”
But it wasn’t her Taser; it was her handgun. Potter shot Wright “once” and he was later pronounced dead. Following the release of the bodycam footage, protests broke out in the area.
Wright’s family attorney, Ben Crump, has claimed that the act was “intentional,” but there is no proof of this assertion. Tragically, it appears that Potter, possibly under duress, mistook her handgun for her Taser.
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