On April 11, 2021, white Minneapolis police officer Kimberly Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old mulatto male who was driving with an expired license and an air-freshener hanging from his rearview mirror (which is apparently illegal in Minnesota). The entire encounter was captured on police dashcam video, which was played during Potters’ trial late last year.
After pulling Wright over, she and her fellow officers realized that Wright had an open warrant out for his arrest. He had allegedly taken part in a robbery and had then skipped out on his court date, fled from officers, and was charged with illegal gun possession. (more…)