Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter was convicted for the murder of 20-year-old black male Daunte Wright and was recently released from a Minnesota Correctional facility on Monday.
“out of an abundance of caution for the safety of Ms. Potter, DOC staff and the security of the correctional facility,” Andy Skoogman, the Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson, expressed in a press release Monday.
Kim Potter was condemned of first- and second-degree manslaughter. Lawfully, first-degree murder refers to a prearranged killing of a person. Second-degree murder is an unplanned intentional murder. Legally, first-degree murder/felony murder refers to the premeditated killing of a human being. Potter plead not guilty to both charges. She then got sentenced to 24 months in prison and a $1,000 fine, significantly lower than the prosecutor asked.
Judge Regina ordered Potter to serve 16 months in prison and eight months of supervised release. Due to her already serving 58 days in jail while awaiting sentencing was counted toward her sentence.
Daunte Wright was fatally shot during a traffic stop he conducted by Kim Potter in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, on April 11, 2021.
Officials explained that Kimberly Potter intended to use her Taser gun in the situation but somehow drew her handgun instead.
Wright’s death outraged the public, and protests rapidly began. As a result, Potter resigned two days after the incident.