Kim Potter, a veteran former Minnesota female officer, has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop in April, where Potter, 49, fatally shot 20-year-old Wright.
During the court hearing, Potter recalling the shooting which mistakenly drew her handgun and fired a fatal shot, said she is “so sorry” for what happened.
The jurors found her guilty of first and second-degree manslaughter charges, which only required a finding of culpable negligence that created unreasonable risk, and consciously took chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.
Following the verdict, Judge Regina Chu ordered that Potter be taken into custody and held without bail until the sentencing.
Her lawyer, Earl Gray, had objected, saying that “she’s not going to commit a crime, she’s not going anywhere”.
Potter will be sentenced at a later date.
The state’s sentencing guidelines recommend a sentence of roughly seven years for the first-degree charge and four years for the second-degree charge.
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