Kim Potter Wiki – Kim Potter Bio
According to Kim Potter Bio, Wiki, and Biography, she is Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright after mistakenly thinking her gun was a taser. She is the police union president and a veteran officer who served as a law enforcement honor guard.
Potter’s age is unclear.
Kim Potter Shot And Killed Daunte Wright
Monday night, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday.
The BCA identified the long-time veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department as Officer Kim Potter.
Potter is on standard administrative leave.
On Monday, the police chief said he believed that the shooting was accidental and that the officer thought she fired her taser instead of her handgun.
According to a press release from the police department, Wright was pulled over by officers in Brooklyn Center just before 2 pm. During the traffic stop, police said Wright began to drive away, and an officer opened fire, striking him. Wright drove several blocks before crashing.
According to management and witnesses, a Minnesota police officer shot dead a driver Sunday in downtown Brooklyn, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis, where police were tried and charged with the murder of George Floyd years ago.
By late Sunday, police in armor and helmets had formed a barricade line around police headquarters at Brooklyn Center as a crowd of protesters gathered. But it was almost 10 pm. Police promised illegally to order people to disperse, and gas and other equipment were released in an attempt to spread.
Husband And Children
According to the Star Tribune, Potter is the mother of two adult sons, who says her husband is a former Fridley, Minnesota, police officer. Her sons are ages 19 and 22, according to public records.
Potter’s husband is now a corporate investigator with a significant company. His LinkedIn page says he is “Skilled in Investigations, Threat Management, Active Shooter Instruction, Field training (FTO), Weapons Handling, Law Enforcement, and Glock and M4 Armorer and Range Master.” We are not naming him or his current company for his protection.
The husband has a picture of a skull with a thin blue line flag as his cover picture on Facebook. “God Bless you and Kim for protecting and serving us!!” a friend wrote on his page a couple of years ago.
According to the Star Tribune, Potter has serviced on the Brooklyn Center police department’s negotiation team.
A report from Hennepin County describes Potter’s role in a previous police shooting, in which Kobe Dimock-Heisler was fatally shot after allegedly rushing officers with a knife. Acting as union president, she was one of the first to the scene to advise the officers.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified that officer Monday evening as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran with the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
“As I watched the video and listened to the officer’s commands, I believe that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said. “This appears to me from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”
Gannon said Wright was pulled over for expired tabs, and that’s when officers discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest for having a firearm without a permit. According to the chief, Wright did not have a gun on him when he was pulled over.
Later in the press conference, Gannon was asked if he believed Officer Potter should be terminated. He said she deserves due process but also said, “I think we can look at the video and ascertain whether she’ll be returning.”