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Ex-Cop Kim Potter Failed to Test Taser on Day She Fatally Shot Daunte Wright

HeadlineDec 14, 2021

In Minnesota, the manslaughter trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter continued Monday, with a medical examiner testifying the wound Daunte Wright received from Potter’s handgun was not survivable. Potter has said she mistakenly shot Wright with her Glock 9-millimeter pistol believing it was her Taser. Minnesota state investigator Sam McGinnis testified that Potter failed to test her Taser, as required, on the day she fatally shot Wright. He also laid out the differences between a Glock pistol and a Taser.

Sam McGinnis: “The Taser is yellow; the firearm is black. The Taser has a stocky body to it compared to the Glock handgun. The grip of the Taser is shorter and wider than the Glock.”

Meanwhile, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin signaled Monday he’s preparing to change his “not guilty” plea to “guilty” in a federal case charging he willfully violated George Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin was convicted of Floyd’s murder and sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison.

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