Ex-Minnesota Officer Kim Potter Sentenced to at Least 16 Months in Jail for Daunte Wright Shooting

Nick Kangadis | February 18, 2022
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Former Brooklyn Heights, Minn. police officer Kim Potter received a two year sentence for the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, with the last eight of the 24-month sentence being supervised release.

According to The Hill:

Prosecutors in a sentencing memo asked the judge to give Potter 86 months, a little more than seven years. First-degree manslaughter has a sentencing of 15 years in Minnesota, but judges can lower the sentence if a person, like Potter, has no criminal history.

Wright’s family lawyers said after her conviction she needed the “strongest and most just sentence possible.”

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