Ex-Minnesota cop Kim Potter will live in Wisconsin: Earl Gray

Kimberly “Kim” A. Potter, 50, joined the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States in February 1995. On April 11, 2021, she fatally shot  Daunte Wright, 20, of Minneapolis, Hennepin County.

On December 23, 2021, Potter was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. She was represented by Amanda MontgomeryEarl Gray and Paul Engh.

Kimberly A. Potter (©Hennepin County Jail)
Kimberly A. Potter (©Hennepin County Jail)

On February 18, 2022, Judge Regina M. Chu sentenced Potter to 2 years in prison. At 4:00 a.m. on April 24, 2023, she was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee in Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota. 

Potter will be on supervised release, which expires in December 2023. She has no plans to return to Minnesota and will live in Wisconsin, USA, Gray told CNN.


A former resident of Minneapolis, Potter is married to Jeff Potter, a former police officer in Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota. They have two sons together. 

On April 11, 2021, Kim worked as a field training officer training a new officer named Anthony Luckey. That day, they pulled over Wright, who had a warrant for a gross misdemeanor weapons charge, for having expired tags and for a hanging air freshener.

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