Thursday marked the second day of the trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter. And according to a recent survey, a majority of Minnesotans support more lessons on Native American studies for K-12 students. Tiffany Bui reports
The prosecution and the defense laid out their arguments. The jury also heard from Daunte Wright’s mother and another officer on the scene.
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
Chief Arrandondo made history in 2018 by becoming the first Black police chief in the city’s history. Chioma Uwagwu reports
The Victoria Theater Arts Center’s mission includes working against gentrification and police brutality. Tiffany Bui reports.
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
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
Four jurors were confirmed: two white males (one in his 20s and another in his 50s), an Asian woman in her 40s and one white woman in her 60s. Chioma Uwagwu reports.
Potter is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter after she shot Daunte Wright on April 11 during a traffic stop. Wright’s family and community leaders held a press conference Monday afternoon to demand Potter be held accountable. Georgia Fort r
Jeanelle Austin is Executive Director of the George Floyd Global Memorial; it’s her job to maintain the space and preserve over 3000 offerings at the square. Safiya Mohamed reports.