/Trial of former Minnesota officer Kim Potter continues with emotional testimony | USA TODAY

Trial of former Minnesota officer Kim Potter continues with emotional testimony | USA TODAY


The manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter continues on Friday.
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Jurors heard opening statements from prosecutors and Potter’s defense team Wednesday. Prosecutors say Potter committed first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. “This case is about the defendant, Kim Potter, betraying her oath, betraying her badge, and betraying her trust,” Prosecutor Erin Eldridge said. Defense attorneys say the shooting was an “accidental and mistaken discharge,” according to court filings. “She made a mistake. This was an accident. She’s a human being. And she had to do what she had to do to prevent a death of a fellow officer,” Potter’s defense attorney Paul Engh told jurors.

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