Yesterday saw the first four jurors seated; opening statements set for December 8
Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021, shooting death of Duante Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser.
Today the court under Judge Regina Chu continues with the second day of jury selection, after seating four jurors yesterday. It is also notable that yesterday each side used a single peremptory strike to remove one prospective juror each, and another five questioned prospective jurors were dismissed for cause. Judge Chu also informed the jurors that they should expect opening statements on December 8 and that she hoped to have the trial completed before Christmas.
For some more detailed background on this event and court proceedings to date, see these earlier posts:
Until next time:
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