Found Guilty of First Degree Manslaughter
in Death of Daunte Wright in MN
Russell Lee, Patreon
UK - Honduras
CHRONICLE, Dec 23 – In the
case of the State of Minnesota
v. Kim Potter for the death of
Daunte Wright, the jury came
back with a verdict on
December 23. Inner City Press
live tweeted it here:
Judge Regina Chu: Would Ms. Potter
please rise? In matter of State of MN v.
Potter, we the jury on the charge of
manslaughter in the first degree... find the
Judge Chu: On the second charge... guilty.
Agreed to on Dec 21. Members of the jury, is
this your verdict? Yes. Yes [etc] Polling of
Judge: Some of you said in the questionnaire
you didn't want to be on this jury. But you
said if the parties selected you, you'd say
Yes, despite Omicron [etc].
Judge: We'll be taking Ms. Potter into
custody and holding her without bail.
Clerk: 11:30 am on January 14 for sentencing?
[It's much slower in the Federal system]
Defense: We'd like it later. And we'd like to
be heard on bail.
Defense: Her remorse is overwhelming. She's
not a danger to the public. It is the
Christmas holiday season. She is a devoted
Catholic, no less. This is a rather unique
case, of someone who has law enforcement
experience and is 49, older than most you see.
Defense lawyer II: She's been convicted of an
accident. She's been convicted for being
reckless. We have facts that didn't come to
light during the trial. She's under $100,000
bail and could stay under that. Sentencing
sometime in late February.
Prosecutor: The convictions here including
manslaughter in the first degree. It's
customary to be taken into custody after
conviction on this. She is not living in the
state, we have learned. It's an aggravating
Defense: This is reckless negligence,
not culpable negligence. Judge: The
presumptive sentence here is commitment [to
custody]. I am going to require she be taken
into custody, without bail. I cannot treat
this case any differently than any other case.
Judge: Sentencing Feb 18. Thank you
Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a
month helps keep us going and grants you
access to exclusive bonus material on our
Patreon page. Click
here to become a patron.
Editorial [at] innercitypress.com
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA
Mail: Box 20047, Dag
Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017
Reporter's mobile (and weekends):
Other, earlier Inner City Press are
and some are available in the ProQuest
service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.
Copyright 2006-2021 Inner City
Press, Inc. To request reprint or other
permission, e-contact Editorial [at]