A Minnesota judge says there is enough probable cause for a trial to proceed against Kim Potter, who faces second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during a traffic stop in April.
Mourners gathered to pay their respects to Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot dead by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., earlier this month.
The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.
Those who don't immediately stop for police are committing "contempt of cop. And bad officers will make you pay for that," law professor Paul Butler argues.
Kim Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. Wright's family has expressed skepticism about the police explanation that Potter mistook her gun for her Taser.
Police officials previously said Kim Potter mistook her handgun for her Taser when she shot the 20-year-old on Sunday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The family, joined by their lawyer Benjamin Crump and George Floyd's relatives, questioned why police felt the need to use force, in the form of a Taser or gun, on Wright.
The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.