The former Minnesota police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop will face charges in his death, authorities said Wednesday.
Brooklyn Center Police Department officer Kim Potter, a 26 year veteran will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said on Wednesday.
She has been arrested and if convicted, Potter will face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 under state law.
Body cam footage released Monday showed Wright trying to get back in his car as a female voice could be heard shouting, “taser!” the same officer later said, “holy s— I just shot him,” as the car drove away.
Former police chief Tim Gannon said he believed the officer meant to draw a taser but mistakenly “drew their handgun instead of their taser.”
Both Potter and Gannon resigned on Tuesday.