After three days of deliberation a jury found former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter guilty of two counts of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Feven Gerezgiher reports
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Potter Trial Turns to Defense
The state rested its case Thursday; the defense called on six witnesses. Feven Gerezgiher reports
$50 million to go to Black communities in Minnesota, the Dakotas
The Bush Foundation has selected Saint Paul-based Nexus Community Partners to redistribute $50 million to Black residents across Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The funds will focus on building entrepreneurship, homeownership, and education.
Jury Hears First Day of Testimony in Kim Potter Trial
The prosecution and the defense laid out their arguments. The jury also heard from Daunte Wright’s mother and another officer on the scene.
MN State Patrol Adopt Body Cams; Facial Recognition Tech Raises Concerns
The Minnesota State Patrol is rolling out body cameras for troopers. Meanwhile, legislators are concerned about the acquisition and use of facial recognition technology by government entities. Feven Gerezgiher reports
Jury Selection Proceeds Quickly in Kim Potter Trial
Thursday, the Hennepin County court seated the last three jurors for the trial of the former Brooklyn Center police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright. The court still needs to seat two alternate jurors before it can begin testimony. Feven Gere
Jury Selection Continues in Potter Trial; Motorist Drives Through Protest
The court now has 9 of the 12 jurors needed. Meanwhile a motorist drove through a crowd gathered in solidarity with Daunte Wright’s family. Feven Gerezgiher reports
White Earth Nation Seeks to Build Back Cultural Archive
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Jaime Arsenault is searching for documents and other artifacts that might provide closure for victims of boarding school assimilation programs. Feven Gerezgiher reports
Minnesotans March Against Rittenhouse Verdict, Prior Lake Hate Crime
Over the weekend, many Minnesotans took to the streets to denounce the verdict which acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of murder. Meanwhile, dozens of students and families showed solidarity for the victim of a recent hate crime in Prior Lake. Feven Gerezgiher r
Activists Denounce Re-Appointment of Andrew Luger as U.S. Attorney in Minnesota
Critics say during his previous tenure Luger failed to hold police accountable in the deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile, and harmed Muslim community members with the controversial Countering Violent Extremism program. Feven Gerezgiher reports.