Ex-Cop Kim Potter, Mistook Taser For Gun, Leaving Jail Early

After serving 16 months behind bars, online records show Kim Potter is scheduled to be released from prison on Monday. However, the Department of Corrections says the time “has yet to be established.”
The former Brooklyn Center police officer was convicted in December 2021 of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Potter accidentally grabbed her gun instead of her Taser on a traffic stop where Wright tried to flee.
Potter’s best friend, Becky Boie, told Alpha News this fall that they got one call back from Gov. Tim Walz’s office for their efforts and a generic email denying Potter’s supporters a request for a meeting.
“She does not belong in prison. She never has,” Boie said during that interview.

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