Human Interest

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter poses for a mugshot at the Hennepin County Jail on April 14, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Potter, a 26-year police veteran, was charged with with second-degree manslaughter in the death 20-year-old Daunte Wright who she shot and killed following a traffic stop.

The former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter was just sentenced to 2 years for the killing of Daunte Wright, according to ABC News.

A Minnesota jury found Kim Potter, 49, guilty late last year of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April shooting in Brooklyn Center. The former police officer killed the 20-year-old during a traffic-stop-turned-arrest outside Minneapolis when she believed that she pulled out a taser instead of her gun.

The ex-cop received a sentence of 24 months Friday in an MN courtroom however not all will be served behind bars.

Potter is expected to serve 16 months in prison and a third of her sentence on supervised release. On top of that, she’ll have to pay a $1,000 fine. The sentence is significantly less than the seven years prosecutors suggested.