Former Minnesota Police Officer Kim Potter Makes First Court Appearance for Fatal Shooting of Daunte Wright

Kim Potter poses for a mugshot at the Hennepin County Jail on April 14, 2021. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

The former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright made her first court appearance Thursday afternoon in a brief, remote hearing that was held on Zoom — only speaking when asked by the judge if she was there.

Kim Potter, who is charged with manslaughter, fleetingly appeared on camera during the short hearing and wore a dark, checkered button-down shirt. Her lawyer, Earl Gray, spoke on her behalf and waived a reading of the complaint against her.

The former cop was ordered to appear in court again on May 17 and will remain free on $100,000 pending trial, Judge Paul Scoggin ordered.

Potter will also be barred from handling firearms, ammunition and explosives while she’s free on bail, Scoggin said in the hearing.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Ben Feuerherd

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