Kim Potter, who quit her job on the Brooklyn Center force two days after Wright's death, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in what her chief said appeared to be a case of confusing her Taser with her handgun.
Many protesters and Wright's family members have rejected that, saying either that they don't believe it or that the incident reflects a bias in policing, with Wright stopped for expired car registration and ending up dead.
Potter, a 26-year veteran, was training another officer at the time of the stop. She was arrested Wednesday and freed later in the day after posting a $100,000 bond.
Wright's death came as the broader Minneapolis area nervously awaits the outcome of the trial for Derek Chauvin, the first of four officers charged in George Floyd's death.
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