14 Apr 2021

Police officer who killed Daunte Wright charged with second degree manslaughter

In the Derek Chauvin trial lawyers are trying to argue that drugs and a heart condition contributed to George Floyd’s death, and not the more than nine minutes that the former police officer knelt on his neck.

But this whole trial has been overshadowed by the rising tensions over the death of a young Black man, Duante Wright, shot dead by police officer Kim Potter. She now faces a charge of second degree manslaughter.

No doubt the authorities will be hoping that will be enough to calm the protesters, who took to the streets once again last night.