Legal Team for Daunte Wright's Family Issues Statement Following Testimony of Former Officer Kim Potter
Civil rights attorneys Benjamin Crump, Antonio Romanucci and Jeff Storms, who represent the family of Daunte Wright, have released the following statement:
“Kim Potter’s testimony today further confirmed what has been clear about this case from the beginning: Daunte Wright’s killing at Potter’s hands was absolutely preventable. The argument that she mistook her firearm for her taser is simply beyond comprehension and a damning indictment of both her and the Brooklyn Center Police Department’s practices and training protocols.
“While the defense attempted to garner sympathy today through Kim Potter’s testimony, we want to stress how misplaced that sympathy would be. As the defense rests and we look ahead to jury deliberations and a verdict, we must not forget that Daunte’s parents, his extended family, and his child are facing another holiday without him. And it’s because of the reckless and tragic choices made by former officer Potter and the failures of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in the training and development of their police force. We stand with the Wright family as they continue to mourn his loss and anxiously await a conclusion to the trial and hopefully, justice for Daunte.”
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Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.
About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. Founded in 1998, the firm is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: workers’ compensation, pharmaceuticals, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability. For more information, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.
About Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
Newmark Storms Dworak LLC is one of Minnesota’s premier boutique law firms. The Minneapolis firm regularly handles high-profile civil rights, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse claims. For more information, visit www.newmarkstorms.com.