Convicted killer Kim Potter smiles in mugshot

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Convicted killer Kim Potter smiles in mugshot

Kim Potter, the former cop who was convicted on two counts of manslaughter Thursday for the killing of Daunte Wright, was all smiles in her mug shot taken at prison this afternoon.

A jury in Hennepin County Court found Potter guilty after more than three days of deliberation. She was cuffed in the courtroom and taken directly to jail, where she’ll be until her Feb. 18 sentencing.

Potter, 49, shot Wright after he tried to flee cops seeking to arrest him on a weapons warrant during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. His death sparked national protests that happened alongside the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Former officer Kim Potter smiles in her latest mugshot.
Former officer Kim Potter smiles in her latest mugshot.
Hennepin County Sheriff
Former officer Kim Potter smiles in her latest mugshot.
Kim Potter’s killing of Daunte Wright sparked massive protests in Minneapolis.
Hennepin County Sheriff
Footage shows then officer Kim Potter allegedly shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
Footage shows Potter shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
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Former officer Kim Potter stares down during her murder trial.
Kim Potter stares down during her murder trial.
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Former officer Kim Potter was convicted of first- and second-degree manslaughter charges.
Kim Potter was convicted of first- and second-degree manslaughter charges.
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Daunte Wright holds his son, Daunte Jr., while celebrating his first birthday.
Daunte Wright holds his son, Daunte Jr., while celebrating his first birthday.
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Wright, who was 20 years old at the time of his death and a father to a young child, was unarmed during the traffic stop.

Potter took the stand during her trial, at times unable to compose herself and sobbing throughout her testimony. On Thursday, though, she was stone-faced as Judge Regina Chu announced the two guilty verdicts for first- and second-degree manslaughter.

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