The former police officer apparently faced a second-degree genocide charge for shooting Wright for mistaking his gun for a teaser.
Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer who Down Wright was shot and killed, His first appearance in Henepin County Court on Thursday.
Wearing a plaid shirt, Potter confirms his presence during a brief online hearing and swings to the judge from a table in his lawyer’s office. Potter, 48, was not questioned about the shooting or his motive.
Henepin County Judge Paul Skoggin set May 17, the next court date, and instructed Potter, who is on a $ 10,000 bond, not to use firearms or explosives during his trial.
With potter charging Second degree murder, Prosecutors will try to take “disrespectful negligence” and “unreasonable risk” to shoot Wright in the Minneapolis suburb of the Brooklyn Center on Sunday.
If convicted, Potter, who is white, could face up to 10 years in prison and a 20,000 fine.
Civil rights lawyer Benjamin Krump held a press conference Wright’s family Before the hearing
Katie Wright, Wright’s mother, told the audience: “Over the last few days, everyone has asked me what we want… everyone is saying justice, but unfortunately we can’t have justice. Justice will bring our son back to our home. “
“The family wants to be 100 percent accountable, as my sister said, the highest accountability, but even then, when it happens, even if it happens, we’re still going to bury our son,” he said.
Hundreds Protesters have gathered Brooklyn Center police headquarters from Sunday.
About two dozen people were arrested Wednesday on charges including curfew violations. The protests were smaller and more peaceful than on Tuesday night, when 722 people were arrested.
“It’s just irresistible. The same county. We’re probably going to have a funeral where George Floyd was killed about a year ago. I can’t believe it.” pic.twitter.com/nqfblGVB5r
– Ben Krump (AttorneyCrump) April 15, 2021
Wright’s death occurred about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Henepin County Government Center, where Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd.
On May 25, 2020, while in police custody, Schwein killed Floyd Black, a white man. International protest movement Against racism and police brutality.