Jury nearly complete for Potter trial in Daunte Wright death

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FILE – This undated file booking photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff shows Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer. Potter, a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who has said she meant to use a Taser instead of a handgun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright. Her trial begins Monday, Nov. 29. (Hennepin County Sheriff via AP, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death is nearly complete.

Twelve panelists have been seated, with just two more needed to serve as alternates ahead of next Wednesday’s opening statements. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in the death of Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist. She says she meant to use her Taser to stop Wright after he pulled away from officers who were trying to arrest him during a traffic stop, but that she drew her handgun instead.

Nine of the 12 jurors – who will deliberate in the case unless either of two alternates are needed – are white.

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