Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop will face criminal charges in his death, according to authorities.
Potter, who served on the Brooklyn Center police force for 26 years, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.
Wright suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, causing his death, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Officer.
Potter resigned from her position two days after the shooting. Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned.
In the video of the body-worn camera footage, Potter’s voice can be heard yelling “Taser! Taser!” while pointing her gun at Wright. She then pulled the trigger, shooting him. She could be heard saying, “Holy sh*t. I just shot him,” as Wright’s vehicle drove off. He later died.