Hi there,

Please don’t turn away from this message. Democracy Now! is a free source of independent news for tens of millions of people around the world, but less than 1% of our global audience donates to support our critical journalism. Let’s pick up the percentage! Today, a generous contributor will DOUBLE your donation to Democracy Now!, which means if you give $10, we’ll get $20. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to double your impact. Democracy Now! doesn't accept advertising income, corporate underwriting or government funding because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. We rely on you for support—and we’re counting on you right now. I hope you’ll give as much as you can today. Every dollar makes a difference. Thanks so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


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.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation