A just-released mugshot of Kim Potter — the former Minnesota cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright after mistaking her gun for her Ta
A just-released mugshot of Kim Potter — the former Minnesota cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright after mistaking her gun for her Taser — shows the 26-year veteran looking bare-faced and solemn.
Potter is cooling her heels Wednesday at the Hennepin County Jail, where she’s being held without bail pending second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Wright.
The striking mugshot shows the 48-year-old looking stripped-down, wearing orange jail garb over a brown shirt and her blond hair down past her shoulders.
The Hennepin County sheriff’s jail roster shows Potter was booked into the lockup just after 12 p.m. local time.
The criminal charges come a day after Potter resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department in the wake of the 20-year-old’s shooting, which kicked off a third day of violent protests in the Minneapolis suburb.
In a statement, Wright family attorney Ben Crump said the decision to charge Potter is “appreciated,” but added that “no conviction can give the Wright family their loved one back.”
“This was no accident,” the statement said. “This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force.”