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Former Minnesota officer Kim Potter expected to take the stand | USA TODAY


Defendant Kim Potter is expected to take the stand in trial over death of Daunte Wright
RELATED: Trial of Kim Potter for the death of Daunte Wright continues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BgpP6qrPLY

Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s death during a traffic-stop-turned arrest in April.

Prosecutors say Potter was “reckless” and consciously took the risk of causing harm to Wright and others. Defense attorneys say Potter mistook her firearm for a Taser but would have been justified in using a firearm anyway because she was attempting to prevent the injury of another officer.

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