Court to release jurors’ identities in Kim Potter trial
The names of the jurors in the trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter will be released on Friday.
On Monday, Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu ordered the court to unseal the names of the 14 jurors and alternate jurors selected for the trial, as well as the prospective juror list, the completed juror questionnaires and the verdict form signed by the jury foreperson.
The push to release the names comes after a motion filed by a media coalition, which includes KSTP’s parent company, Hubbard Broadcasting.
The jury convicted Potter of first- and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright during an April 11, 2021, traffic stop.
Chu sentenced her to two years in prison, a downward departure from Minnesota sentencing guidelines. A presumptive sentence for first-degree manslaughter is 86 months, or just over seven years.