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Victim’s mother accuses judge of being swayed by ‘white woman tears’ in lenient sentencing of Kim Potter

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  • Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter to two years in prison for killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
  • The incident dates back to April 11, 2021, when Wright mistakenly pulled her gun instead of her Taser and shot Wright in the chest after pulling him over on the side of the road.
  • Potter, who is white, cried in court on Friday, telling Wright’s mother Katie that she “understands a mother’s love.”
  • After sentencing Potter to two years of imprisonment, Wright’s mother accused Chu of being swayed by Potter’s “white woman tears” and allowing them to “trump justice.”

A district judge, who sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter to two years in prison for fatally shooting Daunte Wright last April, has been accused by the victim’s mother of being swayed by “white woman tears.”

Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu, who is Asian American, delivered the sentence on Friday after what Wright’s mother, Katie, described as a “coached” performance by Potter.