2. What to know about the charge against Kim Potter
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput charged ex-Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.
- The charge covers situations where someone's "culpable negligence" creates "unreasonable risk" and causes a death.
What it means: If convicted, Potter could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison or a $20,000 fine, or both.
Yes, but: Potter has no prior felonies, which means that the presumptive and more likely sentence would be four years, Minneapolis defense attorney Barry Edwards told the Star Tribune. Potter could even avoid prison time and instead get probation, he said.
Of note: Similar charges have been filed in other cases where officers claim to mistake a gun for a taser, per The New York Times.
Still, some activists and protesters have called on prosecutors to file more serious murder charges in this case.
Go deeper: Kim Potter charged with manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death