Minnesota Cop Will Be Charged in Shooting of Black Motorist
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, igniting days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The announcement came a day after Potter…