MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter broke down in tears on Friday as she testified in her trial for the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

“It just went chaotic,” Potter said as she became emotional while describing the April 11, 2021 shooting.

“I remember yelling, ‘Taser, Taser, Taser,’ and nothing happened and then [another cop] told me I shot him,” she said, according to Insider. Potter proceeded to burst into tears and hold her head in her hands while sitting on the stand.

“I’m sorry so sorry,” she said as her voice cracked. “I didn’t want to hurt anybody.”

Potter later broke down again while body-camera footage of the incident was shown to the jury. She was so upset that Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu felt the need to call for them to break for lunch.

Potter has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges, claiming that she intended to grab her Taser when she accidentally grabbed her gun and shot Wright in the chest. Body camera footage clearly shows Potter shout “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before she shoots.

“Shit! I shot him!” she says afterward, collapsing to the ground and adding, “I’m going to prison.”

Earlier in her testimony, Potter claimed that Sgt. Mychal Johnson, who had responded to the scene the day of the shooting, had “a look of fear on his face” as he struggled with Wright just before the incident.

“It’s nothing I’ve seen before,” she said of the way Johnson reacted. At the time, Wright was trying to flee.

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Potter’s defense team has said that Johnson was leaning into the car on the passenger side just before the shooting, and he testified that he would have been “probably dragged,” and possibly killed if Wright was able to flee successfully.

Potter and an officer she was training pulled Wright over for expired license plate tags and an air freshener that was hanging in his rearview window. It was then that they found that Wright had a warrant for a misdemeanor weapons violation.

“Sgt. Johnson and [Officer Anthony] Luckey told [Wright] he was under arrest and I told him he had a warrant,” Potter said, going on to say that Luckey “wanted to stop the vehicle.”

Potter testified that she remembers little after the shooting.

They had an ambulance for me and I don’t know why,” she said, according to USA Today. “And then I was at the station. I don’t remember a lot of things afterward.”

If convicted on all charges, Potter is facing 25 years in prison.

This piece was written by James Samson on December 17, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.

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