/ Source: Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who mistook her gun for a Taser and killed Daunte Wright in 2021, was released from prison early Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Potter was set free around 4 a.m. “out of an abundance of caution.”
The department confirmed Friday she would be released Monday but declined to say what time out of security concerns.
Potter, a white officer for a suburban Minneapolis department, fatally shot Wright, 20, who was Black, during a traffic stop in April 2021.
The shooting happened during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd, and Wright’s death set off several days of protests.
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