According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, former police officer Kimberly Potter has been transported to the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee, which is roughly 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
In the April shooting death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a jury found Potter guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter. Judge Regina Chu granted prosecutors’ request to revoke Potter’s bail.
The former Brooklyn Center police officer was led out of the courtroom while handcuffed. On Friday, February 18th, at 10 a.m. ET, the defendant will be sentenced.
Kim Potter was found Guilty of the following offenses.
Kim Potter was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter charges today for fatally shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic check that turned into an arrest on April 11, 2021. Potter may be heard repeatedly saying “Taser” before shooting Wright on body camera footage from the incident.
In April, Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter. In early September, prosecutors added a charge of first-degree manslaughter to the case.