Kim Potter Biography – Kim Potter Wiki
Kim Potter was a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer. On April 11, 2021, Potter was identified as the police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old African-American man, identified as Daunte Wright. The shooting incident happened during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Upon Wright’s shooting, he drove several blocks before crashing his vehicle into another and hitting a cement barrier. Daunte Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.
A day later, in a statement, the Brooklyn Center police said that Potter meant to use her Taser but instead ended up grabbing her gun, and shot Daunte Wright. Two days later, Potter and Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon resigned from their positions. Potter is a 26-year police veteran and had worked for the Brooklyn Center Police Department for more than two decades. She joined the Brooklyn Center Police Department in 1995, at the age of 22 years.
On April 12, 2021, The Hennepin County medical examiner released a report, the report determined the manner of death to be a homicide, saying that Daunte Wright had “died of a gunshot wound of the chest”. The same day Wright’s family hired civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump to represent them, on the other hand, Potter is represented by attorney Earl Gray.
After Daunte Wright’s shooting mourners and protesters gathered near the shooting scene to demand justice for Wright. leaders have also joined Daunte Wright’s family to mourn his shooting, including the Governor of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who tweeted; “I am closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center. Gwen and I are praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.” Senator Tina Smith also tweeted; “A difficult night in Minnesota. We mourn with Daunte Wright’s family as another Black man’s life is lost at the hands of law enforcement.”
Kim Potter Age
Kim Potter is 48 years old as of 2021.
Kim Potter Husband
She is a married woman. Her husband is a former Fridley police officer.
Potter lives together with her husband in Minneapolis.