Kim Potter, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer, has been sentenced to 24 months and fined $1,000 for the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Potter fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop. On Friday, February 18th, she was sentenced to serve 16 months behind bars and the remaining 8 months on supervised release.
Judge Regina Chu reacts to the sentencing of Potter. “This is one of the saddest cars I have has in my 20 years on the bench,” she said while giving the sentence. “Officer Potter made a mistake that ended tragically, but she never intended to hurt anyone.”
Potter was charged with first-degree manslaughter, which receives a maximum sentence of 15 years and a $30,000 fine, and with second-degree manslaughter which carries a 10-year sentence and a $20,000 fine.
Arbuey Wright, Daunte’s father stated that he was upset with the sentence that Potter received. “I walk out of this courthouse feeling like people are laughing at us because this lady got a slap on the wrist and every night we are still waiting around crying, waiting for my son to come home,” Wright said.
Thoughts on this?