No Video Or Audio Coverage Allowed In Trial Of Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright

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A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday (August 5) that video and audio coverage will not be allowed in the trial of the former Brooklyn Center cop who is charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright

According to Kare II, District Court Judge Regina Chu sided with former officer Kim Potter’s attorneys, Paul Engh and Earl Gray, who previously submitted the request to the court on her behalf, stating that Potter didn’t give consent to be recorded or live-streamed. 

Potter is facing a second-degree manslaughter charge for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11.

Following the shooting, former Brooklyn Police Chief Tim Gannon suggested Potter accidentally drew her firearm instead of her taser during the fatal traffic stop. Two days after Daunte’s death, both Gannon and Potter resigned from their positions.

Officials announced this week that Potter’s trial would be moved up from December 6 to November 30 of this year.

A Minnesota Attorney General’s Office spokesperson said the trial start date was moved up by the court, and not because of a request made by the state or defense.

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