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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 3

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 3

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

Live Commenting

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

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial Day 2: Prosecution Spends Entire Day On Irrelevant Sympathy Evidence

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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Comments

NotSoFriendlyGrizzly | December 10, 2021 at 9:20 am

I wonder how many more non-witness witnesses will be taking the stand today….

Well, at least the first witness today is actually a witness of the event in question. But then again, so was the first witness yesterday too. Hopefully this isn’t another day of people who had nothing to do with the point of this case.

Tea man has a much nicer suit today.

MidnightTreeBandit | December 10, 2021 at 1:08 pm

The more of these trials I watch the more I think of the prosecutors as scumbags. I have always assumed the opposite….

Pulled wrong gun! Oh well, no harm, no foul. Deadly force is deadly force no matter how you look at it. Blackstone said the law cannot discern between the levels of force that one man might use upon another. The law prohibits even the lowest level of force without permission of the law and justifies even the highest level of force with the permission of the law. If the use of a taser was justified, the use of a firearm was justified. They are both deadly weapons or lethal weapons or inherently dangerous weapons and when the use of one is justified—the use of the other is justified. And when the use of a deadly weapon is justified, any homicide resulting from the use of that weapon is justified and cannot be a felony homicide.

    NGAREADER in reply to bigo. | December 10, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    There is a good reason they make the tasers bright yellow, put them in a different position on the body and shaped differently so the hand can feel the difference.
    That’s because under the tremendous stress that often happens in a struggle with a suspect, often in life threatening circumstances, there is a high risk that a mistake will happen.
    The fact that it’s now a rare occurrence is due to those safeguards and training but everyone needs to understand that it’s still a risk. Much like a doctor making a mistake during surgery that most others don’t make.
    They call it malpractice, and it’s a civil case not a criminal one, unless it’s exceptionally egregious.

I haven’t been following this case. It seems there ought to be an administrative path for these events. Officer openly said she thought / meant to grab taser and discharged her gun instead… Yep that’s a fuck up, but what is the prosecutors angle in the trial other than jacking up the BLM rioters?

Play dangerous games, win dangerous prizes in the high stakes game of gangsta…

Unless the prosecutor has body cam video of her saying “I know what you’re thinking…. did she unholster a taser or a glock?… do you feel lucky punk???” the main argument of the case is human reaction/muscle memory during duress.

I want Potter’s gun back so I can kill myself listening to this judge.. ffs.

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