MINNEAPOLIS — Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who mistook her weapon for a taser and killed Daunte Wright in 2021, was released from prison early Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Potter was released around 4 a.m. «out of an abundance of caution.»

The department confirmed Friday that she would be released Monday, but declined to say what time for security reasons.

Former Downtown Brooklyn Police Officer Kim Potter testifies at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on December 17, 2021. Potter was released from prison on Monday.
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Potter, a white officer from a suburban Minneapolis apartment, fatally shot 20-year-old Wright, who was black, during a traffic stop in April 2021.

The shooting occurred during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd, and Wright’s death sparked several days of protests.

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