October 2, 2022

Girlfriend of Daunte Wright Details Trying To Help Him After He Was Shot By NY Officer

The girlfriend of Daunte Wright took the stand on Thursday to element his last moments after being shot by former Brooklyn Heart police Officer Kim Potter.

Alayna Albrecht-Payton, who was within the automobile with Wright on the time of the homicide, recounted the chaos that ensued after the taking pictures, telling the courtroom that she tried frantically to cease the bleeding by retrieving “whatever was in the car” and urgent it towards the bullet wound in his chest.

Potter shot the unarmed younger Black man throughout an April eleventh visitors cease. She maintains that she meant to tug her taser on Wright whereas he was making an attempt to drive away however unintentionally grabbed her gun as an alternative. She resigned two days after the taking pictures following widespread outrage.

Throughout the ordeal, Albrecht-Payton admits that she answered a FaceTime name from Wright’s mom, Katie Bryant, and inadvertently confirmed her the 20-year-old as he was struggling to breathe.

“I pointed the camera on him, and I’m so sorry I did that,” she mentioned throughout her emotional testimony.

Officer Anthony Luckey, who Potter was coaching on that fateful night, testified that he smelled marijuana coming from the automobile and noticed marijuana within the center console. He additionally claimed that Wright didn’t have a driver’s license and offered an expired proof of insurance coverage. As soon as they realized Wright had a warrant out for his arrest, Luckey was making ready to arrest him. Earlier than the trainee might place {the handcuffs} on Wright, he heard Potter fireplace her gun. The shot triggered him to leap again because the automobile started to roll away. Nonetheless, Albrecht-Payton says the automobile was solely transferring as a result of Wright’s foot was now not on the brake.

Potter is going through first and second-degree manslaughter. If convicted, she faces over ten years in jail.