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Attorney: Potter to testify at trial in Daunte Wright death

Nov. 30, 2021 14:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her trial, her attorney said Tuesday as jury selection began with potential panelists being questioned closely about their attitudes on policing, protests and the Black Lives Matter movement....

Key moments in the police shooting of Daunte Wright

Nov. 30, 2021 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black motorist. Here are some key moments in the case: April 11 — Police in Brooklyn...

Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

Nov. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When attorneys sift through potential jurors for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they’ll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black...

EXPLAINER: Was officer's fatal Taser mix-up manslaughter?

Nov. 28, 2021 16:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. ...

For cop who shot Daunte Wright, will 'wrong gun' plea work?

Nov. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I grabbed the wrong (expletive) gun,” Kim Potter said. “I’m going to go to prison.” ...

Nonprofit to redevelop bank damaged during Floyd protests

Nov. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. The 2.4-acre U.S. Bank site,...

A defining image: Rittenhouse nearly crumbles out of picture

Nov. 19, 2021 23:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As the last of five “not guilty” verdicts were read aloud on Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse shook with sobs and collapsed, nearly falling out of sight of the television camera fixed on him in a Wisconsin courtroom. It was instantly the defining image of...

Ellison, who led Chauvin prosecution, seeks 2nd term as AG

Nov. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled a team of attorneys in...

Residents seek role in federal probe into Minneapolis police

Nov. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terrance Jackson remembers driving down Lake Street in 2002 when he saw police arresting his cousin for driving with an invalid license. When he pulled over and offered to take his cousin's car home to keep it from being towed, things went badly. One...

Court panel reconvenes in January on video trial coverage

Nov. 12, 2021 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court advisory committee will take a closer look in January at key issues in whether to allow more video coverage of criminal trial proceedings in Minnesota, the head of the panel said Friday. Ramsey County Judge Richard Kyle Jr. laid out the...