Kim Potter trial: Minneapolis jury reaches verdict in Daunte Wright shooting

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The jury has reached a decision in the trial for Kim Potter, the former Minneapolis-area police officer facing manslaughter charges in the April 2021 death of Daunte Wright, as a verdict will be read shortly. 

“A trial outcome has been reached and will be read on the record today between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. CST,” according to a notification sent out by the Minnesota Judicial Branch by midday Thursday. 

The jury, comprised of six men and six women, had spent over 26 hours deliberating. 

Outside the courtroom, staff elsewhere in the Hennepin County Government Center were instructed to stop work and exit the building before the decision is read aloud deciding Potter’s fate. The entire Minneapolis courthouse will be cleared before the outcome is announced for security measures. 

Kim Potter, 49, is facing charges of first and second degree manslaughter. The former carries a maximum…

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