Live at 9 a.m., the trial of Kimberly Potter: Defense set to present its case
The trial for Kimberly Potter continues today. Watch a stream of the proceedings beginning at 9 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The manslaughter trial for a white former Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose April death sparked new protests in a state already on edge over George Floyd's killing, continues today.
Prosecutors have said Kimberly Potter flouted years of training by mistakenly using her pistol instead of her Taser, while the defense has sought to blame the slain man for resisting arrest in a routine traffic stop. The trial began Wednesday, December 8.
The jury of seven women and seven men — including the alternates — is predominately white. There are two women of Asian descent and one Black woman. The jurors range in age from their 20s to their 70s.
Kimberly Potter, a white former officer in Brooklyn Center just north of Minneapolis, has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges. Her lawyers have said Potter, 49, mistakenly discharged her handgun instead of her stun gun at Wright, 20, during a traffic stop.
Watch a stream of the proceedings below and read prior coverage here.