Kim Potter Wiki – Kim Potter Biography
Kim Potter is the police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday afternoon.
In a release, the BCA said Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She has been placed under standard administrative leave.
Potter’s age is unclear.
Kim Potter Shot And Killed Daunte Wright
Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night.
Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop.
The Brooklyn Center police chief said the shooting was accidental, as the officer-involved intended to fire a stun gun and not a handgun during a struggle with Wright. Police were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.
Husband And Children
According to the Star Tribune, Potter is the mother of two adult sons, who says her husband is a former Fridley, Minnesota, police officer. Her sons are ages 19 and 22, according to public records.
Potter’s husband is now a corporate investigator with a significant company. His LinkedIn page says he is “Skilled in Investigations, Threat Management, Active Shooter Instruction, Field training (FTO), Weapons Handling, Law Enforcement, and Glock and M4 Armorer and Range Master.” We are not naming him or his current company for his protection.
The husband has a picture of a skull with a thin blue line flag as his cover picture on Facebook. “God Bless you and Kim for protecting and serving us!!” a friend wrote on his page a couple of years ago.
The body cam video shows Wright’s car pulled over to the side of the road. Two male police officers approach it, one on either side. Wright is asked to step out of the vehicle and does.
A male officer starts handcuffing him from behind. Gannon said Wright was being arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. At that time, you see the female officer approach. She puts her hands on Wright to assist the male officer in taking him into custody.
At that time, he breaks away from the officers and tries to get back into his car. A struggle ignites. “I’ll tase you! I’ll tase you!” she shouts to Wright in the video, weapon drawn. “Taser, taser, taser!”
But when she fires, it’s her firearm, not her taser. “Holy sh*t, I just shot him,” she says. The body cam video shared with the public ended there.