The ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright was launched from jail at 4 a.m. as a result of officers have been fearful for her security

  • Ex-cop Kim Potter, who killed Daunte Wright in 2021, was launched from jail Monday morning.
  • Potter was launched at 4 a.m. as a result of officers have been involved for her security, a spokesperson mentioned. 
  • Potter was convicted and sentenced to 2 years in jail in 2021 for killing Wright throughout a visitors cease.

The ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright was launched from jail early on Monday morning, with Minnesota jail officers saying they let her out at 4 a.m. out of concern for her security. 

In April 2021, Potter shot and killed Wright throughout a visitors cease. Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Middle police power, argued that she meant to seize her Taser reasonably than her gun. Wright was unarmed.

Potter was convicted of first and second-degree manslaughter in December 2021. 

She was launched from her two-year jail sentence on Monday, solely serving 16 months within the facility. Minnesota Division of Corrections spokesperson Andy Skoogman instructed Insider that is in step with Minnesota’s sentencing pointers, which let folks serve the ultimate third of their sentence on “supervised launch.”

Skoogman mentioned in a press release that jail officers selected the early morning launch time primarily based on “data that elevated concern for Ms. Potter’s security, together with threatening feedback directed at her and the potential for violent protests exterior the Shakopee correctional facility.”

“Out of an abundance of warning for the security of Ms. Potter, [Department of Corrections] workers, and the safety of the correctional facility, the [Department of Corrections] commissioner directed that she be launched at 4:00 a.m.,” Skoogman mentioned. 

“Based mostly on the intelligence we gathered, we launched Ms. Potter at a time we felt was most secure for her and for everybody on the correctional facility,” he added. 

Skoogman confirmed Potter will dwell in Wisconsin for the rest of her supervised launch.