Chaos after Kim Potter’s sentencing when Daunte Wright’s sister Diamond was arrested over a court dispute
A CHAOTIC scene broke out in court following the conviction of Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wright.
Many people, including Diamond, Wright’s sister, were handcuffed at the Hennepin County Government Center in a tense scene after Kim Potter was convicted 16 months in prison to kill Wright.
A tweet by Minneapolis reporter Brett Hoffland showed a video of a group of disgruntled people inside the government building following the sentencing.
“You’re under arrest for assault,” a policeman said as he arrested Diamond.
Daunte Wright’s sister, Diamond, is said to be detained in the video, along with at least one other person.
Diamond was handcuffed and taken away shortly before noon, according to WCCO’s David Schuman.
The conflict seems to somehow involve Daunte’s son’s mother, Chyna Whitaker, as well as Diamond and Daunte’s brother Damik.
The chaos is said to have started after a Kim Potter supporter said Daunte should have been “compliant when stopping” following the tense sentencing.
Potter is convicted of first degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter in December for fatally shooting Wright, 20, during a traffic jam on April 11.
Friday’s day in court ended with Potter being sentenced to a total of 24 months – 16 of which she will sit behind bars, sparking outrage from community members.
DIAMOND COURT ADDRESS
Diamond spoke earlier in the day at sentencing, where she pleaded that Judge Regina Chu give Potter the maximum possible sentence.
She sheds tears when talking about her relationship with her brother.
“Why should I go to my brother in a metal crate just to talk to him?” Diamond asked.
“How is it I will see at the age of 21 and he won’t?”
Diamond also recalled that while discussing killing George FloydHer family had hoped that “perhaps we have enough white in us to not be a threat to the police, we were wrong.
“We’ve found many times that a little bit of black in our skin makes us a target.”
After the decision, Lawyer Ben Crump “Today’s sentencing of Kim Potter has left the Daunte Wright family completely stunned.
“While there is a small sense of justice as she will be serving nominal time, the family is also deeply disappointed that there is no higher level of accountability.
“The judge’s judgment when sentencing clearly shows the lack of compassion for the victim in this tragedy and the loss to the family.
“Judge Chu’s remarks about Potter are more like a job recommendation than a senseless and preventable death on a life of promise.”
During the incident, the police discovered that a 20-year-old young man had a wanted warrant and try to catch him.
The jurors deliberated for about 27 hours over the course of four days.
Judge Regina Chu refused a request by Potter’s defense attorney, Earl Grey, to let her client go home for Christmas before sentencing.
Gray told the judge Potter was a devout Catholic, arguing: “She has deep roots in the community and her family here, and there’s no evidence she’s ever going to quit. hide.
“So we respectfully ask you to change your mind about whether she needs to be detained right now.”
Judge Chu declined the request, saying: “I will ask that she be arrested and held without bail. I cannot hear this case any differently than any other.”
As the verdicts were read aloud, Potter didn’t show any obvious reaction but she did make the sign of the cross as the judge thanked the jury.
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