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Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

A white former Minnesota police officer has made her first court appearance in the traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright. A white former Minnesota police officer has made her first court appearance in the traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright. |  Photo: WDIO

SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
Updated: April 15, 2021 02:51 PM
Created: April 15, 2021 02:50 PM

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - A white former Minnesota police officer has made her first court appearance in the traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright.

Kim Potter appeared alongside her attorney at a brief initial appearance Thursday over Zoom. She posted $100,000 bond after being arrested Wednesday.

Potter’s next court appearance is set for May 17. The judge reminded Potter that while out on bond she must remain law-abiding, make all court appearances and not possess or transport any firearms or explosives.

She's charged with second-degree manslaughter in what her chief said appeared to be a case of confusing her Taser with her handgun.

Wright's family members, Black community leaders and others are calling for more serious charges.

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SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

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