Sunday, May 29, 2022

WATCH LIVE: Ex-cop who killed African American Daunte Wright to receive sentence in U.S. court

Source: CBS Minnesota

Daunte Wright no credit BRUCE BISPING ¥ Brooklyn Center, MN., Thursday, 5/31/2007. (left to right) Brooklyn Center Police negotiation team, Detective Peggy Labatt, Sergeant Frank Roth and Officer Kim Potter. (Photo by Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

A judge is holding a sentencing hearing for former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter convicted of killing Daunte Wright.

A jury in December found Potter guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Wright, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on April 11, 2021.

Prosecutors are requesting a sentence of just over seven years — following the state’s sentencing guidelines — while Potter’s attorneys are asking for less time or probation.