Kim Potter’s Lawyers Blame Daunte Wright for Shooting Dead Man

Police officer Andrew Luckey arrests Daunte Wright

Officer Andrew Luckey is holding Daunte Wright.

Against state shutdown argument, former police officer Kim Potter’s the lawyer told the juror that Daunte Wright caused his own death by struggling with officers to drive away.

“That’s the cause, ladies and gentlemen,” lawyer Earl Gray speak. “That’s what caused this whole incident.”

As seen on the body cam video, Potter and the Training Officer Andrew Luckey asked Wright to buy an expired card and an air freshener. Wright eventually resisted when Luckey would arrest him for a misdemeanor for a weapons violation. Potter pulled out a gun and kept shouting that she had a rifle. She opened fire, shot Wright in the chest. Bang said round to his heart.

“We’re here because it’s completely preventable,” prosecutor Erin Eldridge tell the jury close the door. No one was pulled that day, and no one was nearly pulled, she said.

Police Sgt. Michael Johnson grabbed Wright’s arm from the open passenger side door, preventing him from driving away, she said. Yet Potter, who was standing behind Luckey on the driver’s side and with no clear vision, pulled out his gun and pulled the trigger with Johnson and the passenger in the car. Alayna AlbrechtPayton in flames, the state asserted. Her gun was so close to Luckey that the shell went straight into his face, Eldridge said.

But Gray denied the state’s account and said it misrepresented the evidence by playing slow-motion body cam footage during the closing argument. In fact, everything happens in seconds,” he said.

“It was chaos,” the attorney said, pointing out that Wright was putting up a “good fight.” He rejected the state’s assertion that Wright was not a danger to police at the scene. Gray also said that Wright could have received medical attention from officers if he hadn’t driven away.

“Kim Potter didn’t drive that car down there,” Gray said.

The attorney admitted that his client made the mistake of drawing her gun instead of the Taser, but he argued that it was reasonable because the Taser was shaped like a gun, and because Potter had never no weapon has been used on the scene in her 26 years. In the work.

“She thought she had a Taser,” he said, arguing that she couldn’t recklessly handle a gun by law because she didn’t know she was holding one.

[Screenshot via Law&Crime Network]

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