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4 jurors seated in the trial of Kim Potter; Jury selection continues

Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. |  Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Associated Press contributed to this report
Updated: November 30, 2021 06:01 PM
Created: November 30, 2021 04:45 AM

MINNEAPOLIS  — Attorneys began sifting through potential jurors shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in 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, a Black motorist. They quizzed potential jurors' attitudes on policing, protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter. Roughly 200 potential jurors were asked ahead of time to provide extensive information on what they knew about the case, and whether they had impressions about Potter and Wright.

Jury selection started Tuesday and is expected to last several days. Opening statements are scheduled for Dec. 8.

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Jury selection is expected to take up to a week, with opening statements in the trial set for Dec. 8. Potential jurors aren't being shown on camera or referred to by name due to Chu's order.

During the jury selection process, the defense will be able to strike up to five potential jurors from serving on the case while the state will be able to strike up to three potential jurors.

Four jurors have been selected. Juror No. 11, a middle-aged black woman was seated during the afternoon. Juror No. 6, a white woman possibly in her 60s and juror No. 7 described as a 29-year-old white man were seated prior to the lunch break. Another potential juror, No. 2 is described as a middle-aged white man was selected to sit on the jury prior to the morning break.  

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