Ex-Minnesota Police Officer GUILTY Of Manslaughter
More and more police shootings are viewed on body cameras, giving so many people the immediate evidence they need to make up their own minds that they are guilty
This horrible incident happened in a matter of seconds back on April 11, of this year. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was the site of a police traffic stop involving Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man. After running his plates, they found out that he had a warrant. A 49-year-old white Minnesota Police officer Kim Potter preceded to attempt to arrest Wright, as he resisted she reached for what she thought was her Taser. She made a fatal mistake.
"How could this possibly happen?"
That was the reaction of people who saw the video around the country. Potter shot and killed Daunte with her handgun. This was a sick-to-the-stomach moment captured with clear audio and video. According to cnn.com " Potter yelled "Taser" repeatedly before she shot Wright with her handgun. She then said, "Holy sh*t! I just shot him!" She added: "I grabbed the wrong f**king gun, and I shot him." She resigned from the department days later"
Today the trial ended with an emotionally packed courtroom as the judge announced the verdicts
The family of the victim held their breath as Judge Regina Chu delivered the verdicts. Cnn.com reported "Kim Potter was found guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter" Wright's loved ones wept and Potter's husband was heard saying "I love you" as she was taken away. I said from the beginning that people tend to judge for themselves right away a body cam video, they make up their mind of guilty. In this case, there was video AND audio of a mistake by a police officer in the line of duty that killed a suspect. She will now pay the price of her error by spending time behind bars.
It's so easy to watch and rewind a video over and over, to pause at the moment of action. The real reality is police officers have literally seconds to react to a tense situation
This whole thing is just tragic, for everyone concerned. Here is the video from that day.
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