Watch Live: MN v. Kim Potter Trial Day 1 – Ofc Anthony Luckey – Brooklyn Center PD

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Law&Crime Network published this video item, entitled “Watch Live: MN v. Kim Potter Trial Day 1 – Ofc Anthony Luckey – Brooklyn Center PD” – below is their description.

Live Coverage: Former Cop Kim Potter Jury Selection Day 3 – Death of Daunte Wright

Happening In Court:

Jury Instructions

Prosecution Opening Statement by Erin Eldridge


Defense Opening Statement by Paul Engh


Katie Bryant – Daunte Wright’s Mother

Ofc Anthony Luckey – Brooklyn Center PD

Former police officer Kimberly Ann Potter, 49, stands trial for killing Daunte Wright, 20, in a disastrous traffic stop. Potter’s attorney has also said that she will testify. You can watch jury selection in the player above. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8.

There is no dispute that Potter fired her gun. The question is whether Potter’s actions constitute first and second-degree manslaughter under Minnesota law.

As seen on body cam video from April 11, 2021, officers with the Brooklyn Center Public Department pulled over Wright for a traffic stop. Officer Anthony Luckey began to handcuff him against the driver’s side of the car. He suggested Wright was about to resist.

“I’m not doing nothing,” Wright said. He eventually yanked away, getting back into the driver’s seat. A struggle ensued.

“I’ll tase ya!” Potter said, pulling out what turned out to be her gun. She repeated her warning, then finally yelled, “Taser, taser, taser!”

She opened fire, striking Wright, who then drove away.

“Holy sh*t!” Potter said. “I just shot him.”

Wright later crashed into another vehicle, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Potter resigned.

Warning: viewers may find the video disturbing.

Potter had her Taser on her left side of the duty belt and her gun on the right side, authorities said.

“The complaint alleges that former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter committed first-degree manslaughter by recklessly handling a firearm when she fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on April 11, 2021,” The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office said when adding the count of first-degree manslaughter. “The complaint continues to allege — as the original complaint did — that Kimberly Potter committed second-degree manslaughter by culpable negligence by using a firearm.”

Being a police officer for 26 years, Potter was trained in the use of guns and Tasers, they said.

“Defendant completed annual recertification training courses on each of these weapons,” they wrote in charging documents. “These courses included training on how to draw, aim, and use each weapon correctly. The training material for these courses also included notices alerting Defendant to the possibility and risks of drawing a handgun instead of a Taser. In the six months before this incident, Defendant completed two Taser-specific training courses. For example, on March 2, 2021, Defendant attended a four-hour training course pertaining to the Taser. This course involved a classroom component, which provided detailed and substantive information concerning the function, proper use, and safety concerns associated with using Tasers; a practical component; and a written test. After this training, Defendant was certified for use of the Taser X7.”

In other words, prosecutors said Potter knew better, and she has to take responsibility for it.

Potter’s defense is geared to argue that this shooting was an innocent mistake. In motions, they have been arguing against the state’s use of force expert and suggested that Wright was a danger to the community.

As things stand, jurors will hear Potter’s version of events from the stand. She will testify, defense lawyer Paul Engh told a potential juror.

#DaunteWright #KimPotter

Watch Law&Crime Network NOW on YouTubeTV!



SUBSCRIBE TO ALL OF Law&Crime Network YouTube Channels:

Main Channel:

Channel B:

Channel C:

Channel D

Who To Follow On Twitter:



@Cathy Russon


Law&Crime Network YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Similar Content

About This Source - Law&Crime Network

The Law & Crime Network covers live court video, high-profile criminal trials, crazy crime, celebrity justice, and smart legal analysis. Created by legal commentator and attorney, Dan Abrams.

Recent from Law&Crime Network:

  • WATCH LIVE: Chad Daybell Hearing – Motion for More Time
  • L&C Daily Closing arguments in the Wisconsin v Theodore Edgecomb
  • KY v. Brett Hankison – Media Motion for Access to Jury Selection
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.