BCA Arrests Former Officer in Connection with the Death of Daunte Wright

​ST. PAUL — Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) this morning arrested a former a Brooklyn Center police officer for the April 11 shooting death of Daunte Wright. Agents took Kim Potter into custody at approximately 11:30 a.m. ​at the BCA in St. Paul.

After consultation with the Washington County Attorney’s Office, Potter will be booked into the Hennepin County Jail on probable cause 2nd Degree Manslaughter. The Washington County Attorney’s Office will file charges later today.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. The BCA has been and will continue to work with the Washington County Attorney’s Office as the case progresses.   <Source>

While some readers may object to this post, it must be said. The rush to arrest a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Officer Kimberly A. Potter, is little more than unjust political theater that compounds a tragic mistake in what appears to be the accidental death of Daunte Wright.

Examining the fact pattern we find…

(1)  In spite of the politicians, the mainstream media, and the suspect’s attorney, there does not appear to be a racial component in the traffic stop of Wright with three officers (one white male, one black male, and one white female) in attendance during this critical incident. The suspect’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, widely known as a race-baiting liar, has outrageously stated that the killing had been on purpose and warranted a more serious charge. “This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force.”

(2)  The traffic stop was legitimate, involving expired registration tags on the subject’s vehicle, the issue of the widely-cited air freshener hanging from the driver’s rearview mirror was an incidental matter and not of concern.

(3)  Wright’s arrest was legitimate and involved a warrant for the failure to appear to answer charges of possessing an unregistered gun without a permit in a public space and fleeing a police officer. All stemming from an alleged robbery attempt.

(4)  It was Daunte Wright who resisted arrest, jumped back into his vehicle, and attempted to flee the arresting officers. In a number of cases, the vehicle is often regarded as a deadly weapon.

(5)  The actual shooting was clearly a mistake when an officer attempted a use a Taser to subdue the suspect and accidentally drew and discharged her service revolver. The intent is clear as the officer calls out “Taser, Taser, Taser" prior to discharge and her shocked utterance, “Holy shit, I shot him,” a second after the shooting -- this speaks to the accidental nature of the shooting.

(6)  The charge under Minnesota State law, Second-degree Manslaughter, is normally used when an individual has created “unreasonable risk” and kills another person through culpable negligence. It appears to me, an untrained layman, that there is always a degree of risk during a routine traffic stop that suddenly escalates into a high-intensity situation. Yes, the officer appears to be negligent in drawing the wrong weapon – although the preponderance of police training develops the muscle memory to draw a service revolver, not a Taser located on the Officer’s weaker side. The maximum punishment for a conviction is 10 years in prison.

With this fact pattern, this tragic matter appears to be a civil “wrongful death” charge against the City, not an arrest and criminal charge against the officer. Firing the officer should have occurred after a shooting review board in accordance with the officer’s reasonable expectations of respect for her “due process” rights.

However, in the background of rampaging rioters, some little more than opportunistic looters treated as legitimate protesters by pandering politicians and the mainstream media, we see a rush to judgment to satisfy a mob.

Those city officials who argued for “due process” found themselves almost instantaneously unemployed when confronted by the City’s Mayor and City Council.

Officer Kim Potter resigned her position as did Police Chief Tim Gannon.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott commenting on the firing of City Manager Curt Boganey, “The city council had significant concerns regarding how the city responded to the protest. The city council determined it was in the best interest of the city and its residents to seek new leadership in the city. And we do want to thank Mr. Boganey for his service to the city, he has made strides in many areas to make the city better.” 

Boganey’s firing offense: facing an angry crowd of activists demanding that the officer involved be immediately fired, and saying that all employees working for the City of Brooklyn Center are entitled to "due process with respect to discipline. This employee will receive due process and that's really all I can say today."

At the end of the day, Boganey commented, “I lost my job, I still have my integrity.”

Want to see what a scumbag-criminal Daunte Wright was...

Daunte Wright had a warrant out for his arrest for attempted aggravated robbery charges after 'choking and holding a woman at gunpoint for $820 in 2019,' court papers reveal

  • can reveal that Wright, 20, had a warrant out for his arrest for attempted aggravated robbery charges at the time 
  • Charging papers allege Wright and a second man, Emajay Driver, attended a party in December 2019 at the home of two women in Osseo, Minnesota
  • The women allowed the pair to crash after they said they didn't have a ride home 
  • The next morning, after one of the women went to withdraw $820 in rent money, Wright allegedly held her at gunpoint and demanded she give him the cash
  • His bail was originally set at $100k with orders that he should not contact the victim or any witnesses, refrain from drugs and alcohol and not have any weapon
  • It was revoked in July last year due to his 'failure to not possess a firearm or ammunition and not keeping in touch with his probation officer   

Bottom line…

In my opinion, the suspect, Daunte Wright, tacitly accepted the risk of great bodily harm when he decided to resist arrest and flee the scene rather than comply with the Officer’s lawful orders. Another reason why this shooting should be treated as a civil matter rather than a criminal one.

Funny, how many individuals caught up in these police dramas have criminal histories, are on parole, have warrants outstanding, and choose to run rather than be jailed.

It is time we support those who serve and protect our communities, condemning the race-baiters, politicians, and mainstream media who are so willing to back the actions of thugs and criminals rather than those who we engage to protect our lives and properties.

We are so screwed when we let Marxist politicians and their media mouthpieces incite civil insurrection to bring about a revolution that destroys America from within.

-- steve

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