Trial for former officer charged in Daunte Wright's death tentatively set for Dec. 6 | KSTP.com

Trial for former officer charged in Daunte Wright's death tentatively set for Dec. 6

Trial for former officer charged in Daunte Wright's death tentatively set for Dec. 6 Photo: Cedric Hohnstadt.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: May 17, 2021 03:05 PM
Created: May 17, 2021 02:05 PM

On Monday, a former Brooklyn Center police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death appeared in court via videoconference.

The meeting, which included Judge Regina M. Chu, Potter's attorney Earl Gray, and Imran Ali, a special assistant state prosecutor. A court reporter was also in attendance Monday afternoon.

Chu noted that she would like to schedule a tentative start day for the trial, Dec. 6. Both sides agreed but stated they each still have to work on their cases when it comes to witnesses and experts. The state said they are hoping by next month to have a better idea where they stand, and the defense concurred.

Former officer charged in death of Daunte Wright to appear in court

"To the benefit of everyone, we should aim to expedite this case," the judge stated.

In regard to the state providing 901 discovery disclosures, Gray said he expects more discoveries to be made this week. He also is still working on obtaining experts for the defense, which he expects to take about "one to two months."

The judge set a deadline to have both sides provide initial disclosures by September, and more detailed disclosures with experts by October.


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