Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center, MN, police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was arrested Wednesday morning and will soon be charged with second-degree manslaughter, officials say.
Potter, who resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents at the BCA in St. Paul. She will be booked into the Hennepin County Jail, TwinCities.com reports.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said she will be charged later today.
The second-degree manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to state statute, a person is guilty of second-degree manslaughter if they cause another person’s death by “culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.”