BREAKING: ‘Trial Outcome’ Reached In Kim Potter Case
While not as highly publicized recently as some of the other trials going on, the Kim Potter trial is definitely an important one.
It’s honestly a terrible situation in which a police officer accidentally shot a man instead of tasing him.
As a struggle ensued as one of her partners was trying to pull the man out of his vehicle who was trying to get away, Potter pulled out what she thought was her taser in the heat of the moment to try and neutralize him, but instead shot him with her sidearm.
I truly believe that she didn’t mean to do it, but that doesn’t erase any accountability. The question is to what degree should she be held accountable?
I don’t think that there should be any special treatment because she was a police officer, I believe that she should be held to the same standard as anyone else would.
So what is that standard? What are the laws in Minnesota that govern what should happen?
Potter is facing charges of both first and second-degree manslaughter over Daunte Wright’s death.
Well, on Thursday, after deliberating for 27 hours, the jury has finally reached a verdict.
The jury has determined that Kim Potter was guilty on both charges of first and second-degree manslaughter.
Kim Potter is facing up to 15 years in prison for her actions, which is terribly sad. It really is. But it’s justified in my opinion. Even though it was an accident, people must be held accountable for their actions as sad as it is.
Following sentencing, the defense asked the judge to allow Potter to not be taken into custody immediately for several good reasons, however, the judge decided that it would be best for her to be taken into custody and held without bail.
Personally, I’m not sure what I would have done in that situation if I were the judge. Sadly though, she’s going to spend Christmas in jail.