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Daunte Wright death: Minnesota cop Kim Potter convicted of manslaughter  

Kim Potter faces about seven years in prison on the most serious count under Minnesota's sentencing guidelines but prosecutors said they would seek a longer term.
Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter (center) was convicted of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.(AP)
Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter (center) was convicted of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 01:24 AM IST
AP | , Minneapolis

Gunshots heard near George Floyd square on anniversary of death

  • The intersection has been barricaded since soon after George Floyd's death and quickly turned into a memorial — and also a challenging spot for the city, with police officers not always welcome.
Informally dubbed George Floyd Square, it was being transformed Tuesday into an outdoor festival on the anniversary of his death.(Reuters)
Informally dubbed George Floyd Square, it was being transformed Tuesday into an outdoor festival on the anniversary of his death.(Reuters)
Published on May 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Minneapolis

2 dead, 8 wounded after shooting in downtown Minneapolis

  • Police spokesperson John Elder said the gunfire stemmed from two men in a crowd who got into an argument, pulled out guns and started shooting.
The 10 people shot included five men and five women, the police department said in a series of tweets.(Getty / Representational Image)
The 10 people shot included five men and five women, the police department said in a series of tweets.(Getty / Representational Image)
Published on May 22, 2021 05:40 PM IST
AP | , Minneapolis

Daunte Wright's family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop

Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in Sunday's shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop.
Angie Golson, grandmother of Daunte Wright, and Naisha Wright, aunt of Wright, hold each other as they stand with other family members during a news conference with Attorney Ben Crump to respond to the charges against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Wright days ago, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(REUTERS)
Angie Golson, grandmother of Daunte Wright, and Naisha Wright, aunt of Wright, hold each other as they stand with other family members during a news conference with Attorney Ben Crump to respond to the charges against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Wright days ago, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 16, 2021 06:06 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Brooklyn Center

Minneapolis under curfew after officer shoots Black motorist dead

Shortly before 9:00 pm local time (0200GMT Tuesday), nearly two hours after the curfew went into effect, dozens of protesters continued to wave signs and chant slogans in front of the police station in Brooklyn Center, where Sunday's killing occurred.
Minnesota Police officers stand guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. (AFP)
Minnesota Police officers stand guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 10:15 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
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