The former Minnesota police officer is going to face charges for fatally shooting Daunte Wright, 20, who was wanted for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint.
The Washington County Attorney says Kim Potter will face a second-degree manslaughter charge.
Police say Potter mistook her gun for a Taser as he attempted to evade arrest on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop.
Wright was also out on bond for attempted robbery over an incident where he allegedly choked a woman and held her at gunpoint.
Potter yelled “Taser, Taser, Taser” before firing the fatal shot. She was trying to prevent Wright from fleeing the scene.
Potter has resigned but her resignation has not been accepted because that would mean she could retire with her pension.
The New York Post published court records showing that Wright and another man, Emajay Driver, were charged with first-degree attempted robbery in December 2019 for allegedly trying to steal $820 from a woman.
The documents from Hennepin County claim Wright and Driver were at the victim’s apartment and all three were leaving when Wright “turned around and blocked the door preventing victim from leaving.”
Wright then pulled a gun, pointed it at the woman, demanding she hand over the cash he saw her roommate give her for rent.
“Are you serious?” the victim asked, according to the probable cause statement.
Wright then allegedly replied, “Give me the f***ing money, I know you have it.”