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Black and Brown Lives Matter: Cases of Police Killings and Assaults


On April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright, a Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, not far from the location where the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd was being conducted. Body camera footage of the traffic stop shows the officer, Kim Potter, announcing her intention to pull a taser while she pulled her service handgun and fired at Wright, who subsequently died from the gunshot wounds. On April 14, 2021, Potter was charged with second degree manslaughter.

This guide is intended to serve as a collection of resources about the criminal case against Potter and its context, including the public response to Wright's death.

A person in a crowd holds a sign reading: "Justice for Daunte Wright"

Photo: Daunte Wright Protest at GAP by Andrew Ratto, CC BY 2.0.

Docket (Court Documents)

Relevant Statutes

Kim Potter has been charged with second degree manslaughter under Minnesota law: