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Prosecutor says ex-cop Kim Potter ‘betrayed her badge' in Daunte Wright shooting

Added 12-08-21 04:18:02pm EST - “Former Minnesota cop Kim Potter, who faces manslaughter charges in the case, claims she thought she pulled her Taser when she shot Daunte Wright on April 11.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Prosecutor says ex-cop Kim Potter ‘betrayed her badge’ in Daunte Wright shooting”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Minnesota cop Kim Potter “betrayed her badge” when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in a botched traffic stop, prosecutors said at the ex-cop’s trial Wednesday.

Potter, 49, who faces manslaughter charges in the case, claims she thought she pulled her Taser — not her Glock 9mm handgun — when she shot the 20-year-old on April 11.

But Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Erin Eldridge told the jury during opening statements that the 26-year veteran was well trained and should have known better.

She said the Taser, which she wore on the left side of her belt, weighs less than half as much as her service weapon, which she holstered on the right side of her belt.

“Firing a weapon, blindly assuming it to be a Taser, after drawing the wrong weapon from the wrong side,” Eldridge said. “She did all those things, with a gun. That’s what she actually did.”

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