Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.
Potter, 49, had pleaded not guilty to charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter.
Jurors deliberated for more than 27 hours. Jurors on Tuesday asked the judge for guidance on what to do if they could not reach a unanimous decision, and the judge directed them to continue deliberating.
Potter shot Wright, 20, after he tried to flee cops seeking to arrest him on a weapons warrant during a traffic spot in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
Bodycam footage shown multiple times during the trial depicts the distraught officer, who has insisted she accidentally pulled her gun instead of her Taser that day.
“We were struggling. We were trying to keep him from driving away. It just went chaotic,” Potter said while testifying. “And then, I remember yelling ‘Taser, Taser, Taser’ and nothing happened. And then (Wright) told me I shot him.”
“Oh my God!” Potter cried, “Holy s–t! I just shot him!”
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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