Kimberly Potter

Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kimberly Potter is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Potter was serving as a field training officer when she and Brooklyn Center police Officer Anthony Luckey pulled over a car driven by Wright for driving with expired tags. A check of his identification determined he was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. As officers moved to arrest him, a struggle ensued, and Potter drew her firearm and shot Wright having appeared to have mistaken her gun for her Taser. Wright drove a couple of blocks before crashing into another vehicle, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Potter had been with the department for 26 years. Under Minnesota law, second-degree manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $20,000. A person can face such a charge if 'the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.'.