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Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright to be charged with second-degree manslaughter


(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — Kim Potter, the white police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Washington County Attorney said Wednesday.

Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, submitted her resignation on Tuesday following Sunday’s fatal shooting. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said Tuesday that he had not yet accepted Potter’s resignation.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also submitted his resignation Tuesday.

A second-degree manslaughter conviction in Minnesota carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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