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Jury selection starting for former Minneapolis police officer, Kim Potter

The Brooklyn Center officer's reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case, as she said she grabbed the wrong gun and would be going to prison. The Brooklyn Center officer's reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case, as she said she grabbed the wrong gun and would be going to prison. |  Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff

Associated Press
Updated: November 29, 2021 04:47 AM
Created: November 28, 2021 09:42 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jury selection begins Tuesday for a former suburban Minneapolis police officer, Kim Potter, who says she meant to grab her Taser instead of her handgun when she shot and killed motorist Daunte Wright.

The Brooklyn Center officer's reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case, as she said she grabbed the wrong gun and would be going to prison.

But legal experts say a conviction isn’t as certain as it might seem - at least on the most serious charge she faces, manslaughter.

Her defense attorney says she made an innocent mistake. Potter resigned two days after the shooting.

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