Former police officer Kim Porter said that when she fatally shot Dantwright at a traffic stop near Minneapolis this year, she mistaken her gun for a Taser, and testified on Friday. She received a new Taser model a few days before the shooting.
In her manslaughter trial, Porter stated that she was given a new taser on March 26. She shot Wright on April 11. She told the jurors that she had never deployed the device while on duty. “I will take out my Taser in rare cases, but I don’t believe I have deployed it,” she said. Former police officer Kim Porter told the court that she will testify in the manslaughter trial.
Former police officer Kim Porter told the court that she will testify in the manslaughter trial. Porter wore a light yellow sweater and dark pants, took off her mask, publicized her testimony, told her 49 years of age, and said that she had been married to a retired police officer for 25 years. They met in high school; she was 15 years old.
Porter told the jurors that they had two sons, one was an active Marine, and the other was a college student who planned to go home for the holidays.
Porter’s husband, Jeff Porter, sat in court while she testified, and Wright’s father, Abue Wright, and mother, Katie Bryant, also sat in court. Potter has other family members in court.
Porter’s testimony may be the core content of her defense of the first and second degree manslaughter charges in this incident. After a summer of coast-to-coast protests, Brooklyn Central City triggered a few days of riots and protests. How the police treat them. color.
The state that was adjourned on Thursday submitted more than 20 witnesses in six days, including a police expert who testified that Porter was White and had no reason to use lethal force when she shot Wright.
The former police officer’s former police chief, a law enforcement expert and other defense witnesses were summoned to the stands on Thursday. Porter’s former boss testified that after inspecting the body camera, he concluded that “there was no violation of… …Policies, procedures, and laws” and other videos after filming on April 11.
The judge rejected the defense’s request for a acquittal on Thursday, on the grounds that the state presented conflicting evidence to prove whether the use of the Taser during Porter’s encounter with Wright was unreasonable.
Zhu also told the jurors that two witnesses from the defense will appear in court on Friday to testify. “We are almost done,” she said.