Officer who mistook her firearm for her electroshock weapon found guilty of manslaughter | Abroad

Wright was pulled over in his car for a traffic violation, but was arrested due to a pending arrest warrant. Potter says she mistook her firearm for her electroshock weapon. The fatal arrest was captured on video by a bodycam.

Potter can probably face a prison sentence of between 6 and 8.5 years, according to CNN. A judge has yet to rule on that.

Violent protests

Wright’s death sparked violent protests in the suburb of Brooklyn Center in the days that followed. The unrest took place as Minneapolis was dominated by the trial of white cop Derek Chauvin, who has since been convicted of the death of George Floyd.

The deaths of Floyd and other black Americans last year sparked unrest and mass protests in the United States against police brutality and racism. Black Lives Matter protests were also held in the rest of the world.

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