Kim Potter sentenced to two years in prison for Daunte Wright’s death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he accepts the two-year sentence handed down for the former police officer who shot Daunte Wright, and he urges others to do the same.
Ellison’s office prosecuted Kim Potter, the white officer who shot and killed Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in April after a traffic stop.
Potter has said she meant to use her Taser but confused it with her handgun. A jury convicted her of manslaughter.
Ellison’s office had sought a roughly seven-year sentence, in line with state guidelines.
Judge Regina Chu’s sentence angered Wright’s family.
But Ellison said Chu carefully considered the case. He said the sentence doesn’t take away from “the truth of the jury’s verdict.”