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Potter Trial Jurors See Differences Between Gun, Taser

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FILE - This image provided by the prosecution shows Officer Kim Potter's duty belt as the state delivers their opening statement Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in the trial of the former Brooklyn Center police officer in the April 11 death of Daunte Wright, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Prosecutors walked jurors through the differences between Potter's handgun and her Taser on Monday, Dec. 13. (Court TV via AP, Pool File)

(AP) — Prosecutors in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright have walked jurors through the differences between her handgun and her Taser. They’re trying to raise questions about how an experienced officer could pull a Taser by mistake. The 20-year-old Black motorist was killed April 11 after police pulled him over in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center for having expired license plate tags and an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. The officer who shot him, Kim Potter, resigned two days after the shooting and is charged with manslaughter. Prosecutors need to show she acted recklessly or with culpable negligence. Testimony was scheduled to resume Tuesday and the state is expected to rest its case midweek.

 

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