Former Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting Black driver Daunte Wright after mistaking her gun for a Taser. We speak to Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Wright family, about Judge Regina Chu’s sympathy expressed for Potter during closing statements and how white criminals tend to receive lighter sentences. “Police officers, when it comes to Black people, they always do the most,” says Crump. Crump also weighs in on other clients he currently represents, such as the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed Black jogger who was fatally shot in Georgia, and Z’Kye Husain, a Black teen who was racially profiled and violently arrested by police in a New Jersey mall.
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