Roommates, as many around the country are making their voices heard by protesting the tragic death of Daunte Wright at the hands of former police officer Kim Potter—an update was recently released regarding her arrest. Just hours after she was arrested following being charged with manslaughter, Kim Potter was officially released on $100,000 bond.
Kim Potter, who was arrested and transferred to the Hennepin County Jail, posted a bond of $100,000 after she was officially charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright. According to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, who was responsible for Potter’s charge and arrest, the maximum penalty of manslaughter in Minnesota is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
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As we previously reported, former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Chief of Police Tim Gannon released a statement earlier this week regarding his findings in the fatal shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Gannon claimed that former police officer Kim Potter intended to fire a taser, not a handgun. Gannon further described the shooting as “an accidental discharge,” saying that she made a mistake. Potter is heard shouting “Taser! Taser! Taser!” on the body camera footage. After firing her handgun, she gets inside her police car and can be heard saying “Holy s**t! I shot him.”
Shortly after Gannon’s statement, both he and Potter promptly resigned as the local unrest and outrage in Minnesota reached a fever pitch.
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