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The former police chief in Brooklyn Center, a majority nonwhite suburb, said Potter mistakenly fired her handgun when she meant to use her Taser.
Both the chief and Potter reed Tuesday. Gray kept his camera on himself for most of the hearing, swiveling it to show Potter only briefly. Her next court appearance was set for May Hundreds of protesters gathered again Thursday night, shouting obscenities at police and shaking the security fence, hours after police in Chicago released graphic body camera video of an officer fatally shooting year-old Adam Toledo in March.
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Crump and other advocates for Wright point to the case of Mohamed Noor. The Black former Minneapolis police officer fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a white woman who was a dual citizen of the U. Many critics of the police believe the race of those involved in the Wright shooting played a role in which charges were brought. Potter could have easily been charged with third-degree murder, which carries a year maximum sentence, said Rachel Moran, a law professor at the University of St.
Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The prosecutor who brought the case, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, did not return messages seeking comment. Police say Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant.
The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June. Experts say cases of officers mistakenly firing their gun instead of a Taser are rare, usually less than once a year nationwide.
Bauer contributed from Madison, Wisconsin.
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