Former US police officer found guilty in death of Black man

Former US police officer found guilty in death of Black man

A former US police officer has been found guilty in the shooting death of a young African-American man earlier this year.

Kim Potter, who is white, was convicted Thursday of the first and second degree manslaughter of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota in April.

Potter says she mistook her handgun for her Taser and fatally wounded Wright, a 20-year-old father, on April 11.

On that day, Potter was patrolling with a colleague who decided to look up the driver of a Buick that had committed a minor traffic violation.

After realizing that the driver was the subject of an arrest warrant, they decided to arrest him.

When they were trying to apprehend Wright, he attempted to get back into his vehicle. The black man then can be seen in a police video climbing back into the driver’s seat of the vehicle as the officers scuffle…

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