Ex-cop Kim Potter has been found guilty of all counts in the shooting of Daunte Wright. While she may not have reacted much when the first and second degree manslaughter verdict was read, she managed to crack a smile for the camera in her latest mug shot.
In two pictures of the convicted killer, Potter can be seen in one photo with a big smile and the other photo is taken from the side. When the photos were released, some people commented on their reaction.
One person wrote, “You should remember that smile while you are sentenced.” “Not that he is happy about going to jail. She protects herself better. “
If you remember, the jury returned this verdict after 27 hours of deliberation before returning an admission of guilt.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison stated, “Accountability is not justice. Righteousness is restoration. Justice would bring Daunte back to life and make the Wright family complete again. Justice is beyond the reach we have for Daunte in this life. But accountability is an important step, an important, necessary step on the road to justice for all of us. “
Regarding the high esteem for officers, Ellison said, “We appreciate you very much, and you also adhere to high standards. We don’t want you to be discouraged. Your community respects and values you. We want you to uphold the highest ideals of our society and the ideals of security. “
Kim took a stand in her defense and wept as she testified. She adamantly declared that it was a mistake.
“I remember a fight with officer [Anthony] Luckey and the driver at the door. The driver tried to get back into the car … I was walking around Officer Luckey as they tried to get back through the door. They’re still fighting and I can see Officer Johnson and the drivers fight the gear levers because I can see Johnson’s hand and then his face, ”Potter said.
[Sgt. Mychal Johnson] had a look of fear on his face – nothing I had seen before. We’re trying to stop him from going away. It just got messy. And then I remember screaming ‘Taser, Taser, Taser’ and nothing happened and then [Wright] told me I shot him. “
If you remember, Daunte Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop. Kim Potter insisted that she thought her weapon was a taser.
Kim Potter would be sentenced on February 18, 2022. She faces 15 years for first-degree manslaughter and 10 years for second-degree manslaughter.