Ex-Police Officer Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Daunte Wright

Ex-Police Officer Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Daunte Wright

A jury has found ex- Cop guilty of first and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of .

Potter made international headlines when she shot Wright, 20, during a traffic stop in April after Wright attempted to flee.

Potter maintained that she meant to Tazer Wright but shot him by mistake.

Watch the judge read the verdict:

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Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines, Potter will most likely face between six and eight and a half years in prison.

As NBC News reports:

The jury — which consisted of one Black person, two Asian American people and nine white people — found her guilty of the lesser charge at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to jury forms read in court. The panel reached its verdict on the more serious charge at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, jurors said on their verdict form.

It took the sequestered panel more than 27 hours of talks since Monday afternoon to arrive at the verdicts.

Wright’s mother sobbed as the judge read the verdict. One of the jurors appeared distressed. For the most part, Potter showed little emotion.

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While the verdicts were read, and in the moments of courtroom argument immediately after, Potter was not demonstrative other than a brief moment when she crossed herself.

Potter was handcuffed and both of her attorneys put their hands on her shoulders before she was taken away.

On Fox News, Judge Jeanine Pirro shared her reaction:


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