>Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer charged in the shooting and killing of Daunte Wright, was released from jail on Wednesday after posting bond.
>Potter, 48, left confinement after fronting a $100,000 bond on the same day she was charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Jail records
>Potter tendered her resignation on Tuesday after rioters descended on the Minneapolis suburb, looted businesses, clashed with law enforcement, and defied citywide curfew orders.
>Washington County Attorney Pete Orput confirmed the manslaughter charge on Wednesday, and Potter was subsequently arrested.
>"Certain occupations carry an immense responsibility and none more so than a sworn police officer," said Imran Ali, Washington County assistant criminal division chief, in a statement. “With that responsibility comes a great deal of discretion and accountability. We will vigorously prosecute this case and intend to prove that Officer Potter abrogated her responsibility to protect the public when she used her firearm rather than her taser. Her action caused the unlawful killing of Mr. Wright and she must be held accountable."
(Pic)This booking photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff shows Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer who is charged Wednesday, April 14, 2021, with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. AP