Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022
News Every Day |

Juror: Kim Potter made mistake but was still responsible

Juror: Kim Potter made mistake but was still responsible

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A member of the jury that convicted Minnesota police officer Kim Potter of manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright says jurors felt she made an honest mistake when she drew her firearm instead of her stun gun, but that she was still responsible for his death.

The juror spoke with KARE-TV reporter Lou Raguse on the condition of anonymity due to what the station described as the “public animosity” surrounding the case. It published the story Wednesday.

The juror said no one felt Potter was a racist or meant to kill Wright, but that doesn’t mean she was above the law.

“I don’t want to speak for all the jurors, but I think we believed she was a good person and even believed she was a good cop,” the juror said. “No one felt she was intentional in this. It’s ludicrous that some people are assuming we thought she was a racist. That never came up or anything like that. We felt like she was a good person, we felt she made a mistake, and that a mistake does not absolve you from the fact she did commit a crime.

“Being a good person doesn’t mean you’re above the law. I don’t think anyone felt she wanted to kill anybody that day. … This was just a tragedy all the way around.”

Potter shot and killed the 20-year-old Wright in April as he tried to drive away from a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb.

Potter, a 26-year veteran on the city’s police department, said she meant to use her stun gun on Wright but didn’t realize she had actually drawn and fired her pistol. Wright was Black and the shooting happened as another white officer, Derek Chauvin, was standing trial in nearby Minneapolis for the killing of George Floyd. It set off waves of angry protests in Brooklyn Center.

Potter, 49, resigned from the police department two days after the shooting. Prosecutors charged her with first- and second-degree manslaughter. Potter took the stand at her trial, saying she was sorry the incident happened and the traffic stop “just went chaotic.”

The jury deliberated for 27 hours over four days before convicting her of both counts on Dec. 23. She faces close to seven years in prison under Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines, though prosecutors have said they would seek a longer term.

The juror told KARE-TV’s Raguse that jurors didn’t feel Potter lied on the stand and instead felt she was fighting for her life. But the jury generally thought that Potter should have known she was holding a pistol and not a stun gun given her years of police experience. The juror said a turning point in deliberations came when jurors handled Potter’s stun gun and pistol and felt the differences.

“The gun was about twice as heavy, and the two weapons had several differences in how they are un-holstered and fired,” the juror said. “The Taser kind of feels like a mouse click whereas the (pistol’s) trigger has some trigger draw weight.”

The juror said Potter’s attorneys seemed disorganized. The juror rejected their argument that Wright caused his own death by resisting.

“We did talk about Daunte’s actions, but we as a jury did a really good job of separating his actions from Kim Potter’s actions,” the juror said. “Daunte’s actions clearly had consequences. So did Kim Potter’s.”

The juror said that at times deliberations grew heated and discussions went in circles. Almost every juror cried at some point.

“Once we came to final verdict . . . we still had to wait an hour and a half until it was read,” the juror said. “So that last hour and a half, I was finally allowing myself to think of the consequences of this tragedy. Obviously we had been thinking about what this meant for Daunte Wright’s family, but now I started to think about what this meant for Kim Potter’s family.”

___

This story was first published on Dec. 30. It was updated on Dec. 31 to correct the eighth paragraph to reflect that Potter, not Wright, took the stand at her trial.

___

Find the AP’s full coverage of the Daunte Wright case: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright

Source









Read also

CT New York NY Zone Forecast

Menlo Park sites leased to Facebook get half-billion-dollar investment

American media: NATO is a perfect religion for bullies and warmongers


News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Olympics-Ice hockey-Fans lose but China boosted by NHL Beijing pull out

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

Bet £20 on Arsenal vs Burnley and get money back as cash if you lose, plus 176/1 prediction and tips with Paddy Power



Sports today


Новости тенниса
Australian Open

Теннисистки из Самарской области прошли в третий круг чемпионата Австралии



Спорт в России и мире

Мазератти спасла Беретту


Загрузка...

All sports news today




Загрузка...

Sports in Russia today

Мазератти спасла Беретту


Новости России

Game News

Watch Dogs: Legion will not receive any more updates


Russian.city


Песков назвал фейками сообщения о «просьбе» Китая не начинать войну в Донбассе


Губернаторы России
ЦСКА

Okko эксклюзивно покажет межсезонные товарищеские матчи ПФК ЦСКА


Посол России в США Антонов опроверг данные об эвакуации российских дипломатов из Вашингтона

Зеленский объявил о работе над полной деэскалацией в Донбассе

40 новых головоломок, которые работают лучше прыжков с парашютом

Правозащитница Ева Меркачёва рассказала, как встретила в СИЗО «Учителя года»


«МК»: автомобиль ограбивших вдову Градского преступников обнаружили брошенным в Москве

Певец Мот собирается уйти из лейбла Тимати Black Star

Композитор Вячеслав Тюрин высказался о скандале с хитом Reflex, который использовали в МБА

Вадим Стукалов устроил скандал на ресепшене отеля в Сочи из-за предъявления QR-кода


Анастасия Павлюченкова последней из россиянок завершила участие в Australian Open

Даниилу Медведеву устранили конкурента // Третий теннисист мира Александр Зверев выбыл в четвертом круге Australian Open

Даниил Медведев обыграл американца Максима Кресси и вышел в четвертьфинал Australian Open

Соболенко пробилась в 1/8 финала чемпионата Австралии по теннису




Роскосмос планирует запускать ракеты с железнодорожных платформ

Рекомендации украинским спортсменам перед Олимпиадой в Пекине

Захарова: Москва ждет провокаций от Вашингтона и Киева после сообщения о просьбе Си Цзиньпина к Путину

RADISSON SLAVYANSKAYA HOTEL AND BUSINESS CENTRE ПОМОЖЕТ ПРИРОДЕ И ДЕТЯМ


Запасы газа в Европе и Украине находятся на "исторических минимумах" – Газпром

В Москве усилили проверки санитарных мер в кафе, ТЦ и ночных клубах

Сергей Собянин: Планируется создать почти 30 тысяч рабочих мест за пределами ТТК

В Москве проверят выполнение требования о переводе на удаленную работу части сотрудников



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Russian.city

Моргенштерн

В окружении Моргенштерна спровоцировали слухи о прекращении карьеры рэпера



News Every Day

Alpine skiing at the Beijing Olympics




Friends of Today24


Загрузка...
Музыкальные новости
"Воскресенье " Олег Митяев



Персональные новости
Близкий друг Путина миллиардер Пугачев. Вся правда о Путине, его семье и деньгах. В гостях у Гордона (2021)

Навальный об уволенном за пост священнике (2021)

Slava Marlow – суперуспех и депрессия в 21 год / вДудь (2021)

Обнаглевшие дети путинской элиты (2021)

Дайте собакам мяса (новый звук) -Владимир Высоцкий

Группа "Рождество" - песня "Так хочется жить!" (Видео с концерта в Киеве группы "РОЖДЕСТВО" в 2011 году в Доме офицеров)

Adriano Celentano Любимая песня Челентано (высочайшая энергетика) talentTV

Moscow.media