Kim Potter Wiki – Kim Potter Biography
Kim Potter a veteran with the Brooklyn Center Police Department has been identified as the officer who fatally shot a black man, Daunte Wright during a Sunday, April 11th traffic stop. The 48-year-old officer’s identity was released Monday night by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Kim Potter Age
Kim Potter is 48 years old.
Husband – Children
Potter is married to a former police officer. She has two adult sons, according to the Tribune.
Potter Minnesota police Officer
Potter acquired her Minnesota police officer’s license in 1995 and the age of 22 and began working for the Brooklyn Center Police Department shortly after, according to state records reviewed by the Star Tribune, who first named the officer.
During her career, Potter has served on the department’s negotiation team, the newspaper reported. Potter has been placed on administrative leave following the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Time Gannon has said the officer mistook her gun for a Taser.
Police bodycam footage released Monday shows the officer yelling “Taser! Taser!” as others struggled with Wright in his car. The video shows Wright stepping out of his car, then leaping back behind the wheel and driving off.
“Holy s–t,” the officer is heard saying on the video. “I just shot him!”
Brooklyn Center, MN police release bodycam footage of the moments leading to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright pic.twitter.com/Ig9CKQaBN0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2021
Potter Kobe Dimock-Heisler Shooting
In August 2019, she was one the first responding officers to the police shooting of Kobe Dimock-Heisler, the report said.
Two officers involved in the shooting were told by Potter to “to exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body-worn cameras, and to not talk to each other,” according to a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office investigative report.
In her resignation letter, Potter declared that “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”
Wright was stopped by police early Sunday afternoon due to expired registration tags, Gannon said Monday.
In a brief clip of Potter’s body-cam video released to the public, a fellow officer is seen trying to handcuff Wright after the traffic stop turned up a warrant for his arrest related to a misdemeanor gun charge.
In the video, Potter is seen aiming her gun at Wright and shouting, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” as Wright tries to get back into his vehicle. She then fires once and says, “S–t, I just shot him.”
Wright was pronounced dead after crashing his vehicle several blocks away.