This just in, never before seen footage has been released showing the moments immediately following Kim Potters accident and her reaction
This was an ACCIDENT.
Potter’s defense brought light to that very topic today, defending the fact it was an accident.
After the accident occurred, Officer Potter was very distraught as seen in the video.
Proving, this was NOT intentional.
The first expert witness testimony today came from David Katz, a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the founder and CEO of Global Security Group.
David Katz brought attention to Kimberly Potter’s accidental draw of her firearm versus her taser.
Fox News has more on the story:
Witness testimony is underway in the manslaughter trial of former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police Officer Kim Potter in the death of Minneapolis 20-year-old Daunte Wright, renewing attention over the debate of police use of force and raising questions about how an officer could mistake a handgun for a Taser.
“Every Taser course I know of emphasizes making sure you don’t inadvertently pull one when you need the other,”
“That is why most departments use the Taser in a cross-draw position, which is separate from the strong-side holster for the regular firearm.”
“This type of error happens,” she said. “She’s not the first one and likely will not be the last to have these errors occur. They are few and far between, but they occur.”
Experts estimated to The Associated Press that instances in which officers mistake their handgun for a Taser happen less than once per year. According to an article in Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, there have been nine documented instances since 2001.
As the expert witness stated, Kim Potters is NOT the first officer to mistake her firearm for a taser and probably won’t be the last.
Stay tuned, we will release more reactions and news regarding the trial as it becomes available.