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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 5

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial LIVE: Day 5

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 4: Prosecution Strategy Of Showing Jury As Many Bloody Photos As Possible Continues

Daunte Wright Shooting Trial Day 3: Still No Apparent Evidence Of Manslaughter

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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Know the law so you’re hard to convict.

Stay safe!


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If they were seeking justice there wouldn’t even be a trial.

    Peabody in reply to Peabody. | December 14, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Wright was out of control. Even after he was shot he still drove off.

    As Andrew Branca said previously, “Potter would likely have been legally privileged to shoot Wright, had she done so intentionally.”

State wants to impeach Sgt. Johnson because he was in the police union… Isn’t he their witness? Didn’t they call him to the stand? And isn’t it likely every officer in that department is a member of the union, including their other witnesses?

I think witless is a good description for these scumbags that pretend to be district attorneys.

AHH the force policy is exhibit 333, which is half of 666, so that makes Potter evil and an instrument of the devil. Case closed, put her away. Checkmate.

It’s a conspiracy. The judge and the prosecution are colluding to put us all to sleep. This is even more soporific than watching the tide come in.

I believe the prosecution is trying to drag out the trial so deliberations start on Dec. 23. This will give hold out jurors for guilty more pressure to convince the others.

Most boring trial ever. This is unbearable.

goddessoftheclassroom | December 14, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Serious (if stupid) question: is the defendant required to be in the courtroom during his or her trial, or can he or she elect to wait elsewhere?

I don’t think I could bear having to sit through the prosecution’s railroad me or intentionally misleading the jury. I don’t think I could stop myself from bursting out with denials.

My heart ached for Kyle and aches for Ms. Potter because they are good and decent people trying to help their communities.