Minnesota Cop Will Be Charged in Shooting of Black Motorist

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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Demonstrators use umbrellas as shields Tuesday, April 13, 2021, outside the Brooklyn Center (Minn.) Police Department during protests over Sunday's fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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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…

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