Ex-cop Kim Potter released from prison after serving 16 months for shooting Doante Wright after mistaking her gun for a Taser
The ex-cop who shot and killed Duante Wright after her gun was mistaken for a Taser has been released after 16 months in prison.
Kim Potter, 50, was released from Minnesota’s Shakopee Correctional Facility in the early hours of Monday to begin eight months of probation.
It comes three years after she accidentally shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte when she mistook a Taser for her gun during a traffic stop on April 11, 2020.
She was found guilty of fist felony and manslaughter in the second degree. The victim’s relatives criticized the decision to release her, saying she had left the family “damned forever”.
Meanwhile, the former cop is seen looking thin and frail in a recently released snapshot, with gray hair in stark contrast to her smiling photo from 2021.
Kim Potter is seen in a recent snapshot looking frail and thin more than a year after she was in tears at the sentencing trial for the April 11, 2020 death of Donut Wright.