BLM rioters gathered outside of the home of the judge who sentenced former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter to 16 months in prison (2 months have already been served) and 8 months supervised release.
Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop was arrested and charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter last April.
Bodycam footage released last April showed that Daunte Wright resisted arrest and fled the scene.
Officer Kim Potter screamed, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before she discharged her weapon.
Potter faced up to 15 years in prison, however Judge Regina Chu on Friday sentenced Potter to 24 months – 16 months in prison, 8 months of supervised released and a $1,000 fine for the manslaughter charge.
“I recognize there will be those who disagree with the sentence. That I granted a significant downward departure does not in any way diminish Daunte Wright’s life. His life mattered. And to those who disagree and feel a longer prison sentence is appropriate, as difficult as it may be, please try to empathize with Ms. Potter’s situation,” Judge Regina Chu said.
“Officer Potter made a mistake that ended tragically. She never intended to hurt anyone,” Chu said as she wiped away tears.
Aubrey Wright, Daunte Wright’s father, was angry with Judge Chu’s decision to give Kim Potter a lighter sentence than what was recommended.
Black Lives Matter activists gathered outside of Judge Chu’s home screaming “F*ck Kim Potter!” and “No good judge in a racist system!”
— Vanshay Murdock (@VanshayM) February 18, 2022