September 21, 2021 10:56

Record of Officer Charged in Daunte Wright Murder Includes Commendations, Reprimands

The city of Brooklyn Center late Wednesday released more materials from the service file of Kim Potter, the white officer who shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop April 11, including a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps, reports the Associated Press. Potter received a chief’s commendation in 2007 for her handling of a “suicidal homicidal suspect” and his 2-year-old daughter. Other commendations were for Potter recovering a company’s stolen computer in 2008; helping recover a child who was the subject of an Amber Alert in 2006; helping locate and arrest two bail-jumpers from Mississippi in 2006; and tracking down suspects in a home invasion robbery in 1998. The materials included a four-hour suspension for Potter missing in-service training in 2000 and reprimands for driving accidents in 1995, 1996 and 1998. The materials shed no new light on Potter’s training during her career.

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