Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright after mistakenly drawing her gun instead of her Taser, was arrested Wednesday and will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, state prosecutors said, according to the New York Post and other media sources.
“Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) this morning arrested a former Brooklyn Center police officer for the April 11 shooting death of Daunte Wright,” the state agency said on Twitter.
“Agents took Kim Potter into custody at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the BCA in St. Paul.”
BCA officials said that “after consultation” with Washington County prosecutors, Potter will be booked at the Hennepin County Jail.
Washington County Attorney Peter Orput, who is expected to prosecute the case locally, said earlier that details of the charges will be released later, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.