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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 2

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 2

State prosecutors continue to present their case in chief and witnesses to the jury

Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021, shooting death of Daunte Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser.

In this LIVE post, we’ll provide real-time live streaming and commenting on the trial proceedings throughout the day, as the State continues to present its case in chief, and the defense continues to cross-examine the State’s witnesses.

Live Stream

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For some more detailed background on this event and court proceedings to date, see these earlier posts:

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial Day 1: Defense Scores on State Witness

Kim Potter Trial: Manslaughter Charged in “Taser! Taser! Taser!” Shooting Death of Duante Wright

Until next time:


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Know the law so you’re hard to convict.

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You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill.

Know the law so you’re hard to convict.

But don’t carry a taser or you will get it confused with your gun.

    A taser is a deadly weapon under Minnesota law, but it is not as effective as a firearm. If you have the permission of the law to use a deadly weapon in the circumstances, then it is just plain old common sense to use the most effective deadly weapon at your disposal. Why risk your life and the lives of other innocents to protect a violent criminal?

Promptly at 9, Chu says…. right.

I think Chu takes a littttle extra caffeine on trial days

Cross is going to rip this girl apart like a pack of dogs.

If they both are always smoking weed how would she know if it affected him?

Lundgren looks like such a sweet old lady. I’d be willing to bet if you show up randomly at her house she has fresh baked cookies

Testimony of Lundgren about events after the shooting, and not about Potter’s actions or reaction to her mistake, seems like an irrelevant waste of everyone’s time. Defense should object, and even if they don’t Chu should move things along out of respect for the juror.’s time.

I’m watching this on TV and can’t believe the incompetency of the police. Riddle me this: all those police on the scene and no one thought to block an escape? They had him out of the car and ready to handcuff, and he somehow gets back in the car? The shooter, whose weapon is right in front of her to see, and whose grip is completely different than a pistol, cannot fathom she has a pistol in her hand?

She belongs in jail and we should then be thankful she is not on the streets anymore. They are supposed to be trained in how to manage these types of situations. I expect more out of police.

    jmare in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Spoken like someone who has never been in law enforcement.

      Joe-dallas in reply to jmare. | December 9, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      jmare in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 11:52 am
      Spoken like someone who has never been in law enforcement.

      Concur –

      Good friend of mine is Dallas Tx police officer – His comment was that very few pople have any clue what a police officer’s job really is like. – kinda like the typical arm chair quarterback –

        If you cannot perform your job without shooting unarmed individuals, perhaps you should get another line of work.

          Paul In Sweden in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 2:08 pm

          If you cannot recognize that a car is a deadly weapon and the lethal danger the arresting officers were placed by the fugitive attempting to flee with two officers halfway in his car perhaps you should refrain from commenting.

          Joe-dallas in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 2:12 pm

          You just demonstrated that you dont have a clue

      Mark in reply to jmare. | December 9, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      If I was, I’d be able to drive drunk and beat my wife, even walk into someone else’s home and shoot them thinking it was my house.

        jmare in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 1:41 pm

        Because no one has ever been killed with bare hands, right?

        jmare in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 1:45 pm

        What the fuck does any of that have to do with this case? You make comments that show your complete ignorance of basic law enforcement knowledge and then get snippy when called out? If you want to hate police, go ahead, but if you make stupid comments, expect to be called out on it.

    Juris Doctor in reply to Mark. | December 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Yawn. Do you ever makes comments that are not completely refuted by the case evidence such as the body camera in this case?

NotSoFriendlyGrizzly | December 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

I don’t understand the relevance of testimony from Lundgren or Wells. They weren’t even peripherally involved in or even witness the acts that Potter is being accused of. Why are they even being allowed to testify?

    I don’t get it either.. Spark of life for hospice-ridden Grandpa Lundgren or something? Its dumb.

    To drum up emotional support for the state’s case. If the mean old cop hadn’t shot that poor, scared boy, who never did nothing wrong, these sweet old people would be in prefect health and lived forever.

      bigo in reply to jmare. | December 9, 2021 at 5:08 pm

      I I think the evidence that the fleeing felon killed an innocent person (the man appears to be dying as a result of the crash) rather supports Officer Luckey’s testimony that Wright was an immediate deadly threat to the officers and to society because he was attempting to escape by the use of a motor vehicle.

    NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | December 9, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I’m going to guess and assume that Blanski is yet another person who was not involved in or witness the acts Potter is accused of, but at some time in his life once passed by a place that Write or Potter *may* have once been at.

    Blanca – can you comment on the appropriateness of all the non – witnessess testifying ?

      Joe-dallas in reply to Joe-dallas. | December 9, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Blanca – to clarify my question – numerous witnessess have testified to post shooting events which have nothing to do with the actions of potter , etc – the question is their relevence (note that I am aware that there is often family / frieds who testify for purposes of creating sympothy for the deceased.)

I cannot imagine this judge was ever a effective trial lawyer. I imagine any judge she ever went before became frustrated with how slow and monotone she talks. How she became a judge I’ll never understand.

AFB’s comment at 2.40 cst

“AFB: At this point feels like prosecution is just walking all over Judge Chu, and she’s napping through it. Gets occassionally awoken by a defense objection, decides she rather likes the napping.”

Not surprising – I was expert witness in a civil litigation case 15 years ago – the judge was reading a magazine during my entire testimony.