The trial showed her reaction to the filming of Dante Wright’s video, Kim Porter wiped away tears | Independence

2021-12-15 01:23:54 By : Mr. Billy Chen

A footage of the aftermath of the shooting was broadcast in the Hennepin County Courthouse on Wednesday. The former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Porter was comforted by her lawyer.

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When footage of her reaction to the shooting of 20-year-old black Dant Wright in Minnesota earlier this year was played in court, someone saw Kim Porter wipe away tears.

On Wednesday, on the first day of the manslaughter trial in Hennepin County Court, the former Brooklyn Center police officer was emotional when he played unprecedented footage after the April 11 shooting.

Ms. Porter is a 26-year veteran police officer. She said she mistakenly thought that her gun was a Taser. At the time, she pulled Mr. Wright into one because of the expired license plate label and the air freshener hanging on the rearview mirror. He was shot and killed after a traffic stop. His car.

At the time of the shooting, another Minnesota policeman, Derek Chauvin, was on trial for the murder of another black George Floyd 10 miles away. Xiao Wan was convicted of murder.

Ms. Porter is now being tried in the same court on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter. She has pleaded not guilty and is expected to take a stand for her defense.

A video taken from a camera carried by her colleague rookie police officer Anthony Luckey was shown in court on Wednesday and showed Ms. Porter crying hysterically after realizing she had shot Mr. Wright with a gun.

The video shows Ms. Porter crouching face down on the grass by the side of the road, crying and gasping.

When she was comforted by her colleagues, she kept yelling "I shot him" and "God."

"King, sit down," heard an officer say. "Jin, take a deep breath, take a deep breath."

Once, the police radio came in the background, and the voice said that someone was "not breathing".

When she heard this, she could hear Ms. Potter becoming more upset, crying and saying "No, no, no".

When this video was played in court, Ms. Porter's shoulder seemed to be shaking, and then she began to cry and wipe her eyes.

When someone saw her lawyer trying to comfort her, one of the lawyers reached out and grabbed her arm.

The second lawyer gave her a box of tissues, and she shook her head and refused.

Soon after the shooting, people saw Kim Potter curled up on the ground

Prosecutors said in their opening statement on Wednesday that the police officer violated her oath as a law enforcement officer and “betrayed the badge” when she shot and killed the black father.

The state argued that she had received years of training, including the risk of using the wrong weapon-she violated the training that day.

At the same time, the defense claimed that Ms. Porter was "working in humans" and made "mistakes" and tried to shift responsibility to Mr. Wright for not following the police officer's orders.

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On the first day of the trial, Kim Potter wiped away tears when he presented evidence to the court

Soon after the shooting, people saw Kim Potter curled up on the ground

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