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The sentence handed down by the presiding judge was about 3 1⁄2 times lower than the presumptive prison term and left Daunte Wright's family and activists angry.
State sentencing guidelines call for a prison term between about six years and about 8 1⁄2 years for first-degree manslaughter for a defendant like Potter, who has no criminal history.
The victim was labeled a "snitch," court documents say.
Martha Holton Dimick cited George Floyd's killing and increase in crime as a factor.
Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao is one of three ex-MPD officers on trial in St. Paul for the 2020 killing of George Floyd.
Officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights
Former Minneapolis officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are on trial in federal court.
Defense attorneys are trying to show that evidence was overlooked early on in the investigation of George Floyd's death.
Kristine Kolar will serve another 4-year term.
The April 15 crash on Hwy. 62 near I-35W in Richfield killed a 23-year-old woman.