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Minnesota prosecutor says cop flouted her training in killing Daunte Wright

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By Nathan Layne (Reuters) -A prosecutor said on Wednesday a white former Minnesota police officer on trial for killing Black motorist Daunte Wright flouted years of training by mistakenly using her pistol instead of her Taser, while the defense sought to blame the slain man for resisting arrest in a routine traffic stop. The dueling narratives were presented to jurors during opening statements in the trial of Kimberly Potter, a 26-year veteran of the police force in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center who is charged with manslaughter in the April death of Wright, 20. “This case is about …

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