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Past articles by Chao:

Kimberly Potter to be sentenced Friday; prosecutors reverse course from asking for longer sentence

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. → Read More

Ex-officer Thao takes stand in civil rights case for Floyd death

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. → Read More

Maple Grove woman sentenced for shooting boyfriend

Stephanie Clark received 25 1⁄2 years in prison. → Read More

Hennepin County attorney's request to remove judge from felony cases improper, public defender says

Legal precedent prohibits such moves. → Read More

Jury begins deliberating for 4th day in Potter manslaughter trial

Jurors received the case at 12:45 p.m. Monday. Former officer Kimberly Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. → Read More

Third day of jury deliberation ends without verdicts in Kimberly Potter manslaughter trial

The jury is expected to resume work Thursday after completing a full day of deliberations without questions to the judge. → Read More

Jury ends first day of deliberations in Potter trial

Attorneys argued over what police body camera videos captured when Potter shot Daunte Wright with her handgun and not her Taser. → Read More

Kimberly Potter's former superiors testify of Taser regulations, training

Also, a Police Department commander speaks up for Potter's use of deadly force. → Read More

3rd day of testimony begins in Kimberly Potter manslaughter trial

The prosecution is moving closer to completing its contention that she should be convicted of killing Daunte Wright last spring. → Read More

Kimberly Potter's former supervisor: She had right to use deadly force

Mychal Johnson testified that he could have been injured or killed during struggle with Wright. → Read More

Prosecution: Kimberly Potter had gun drawn for 5.5 seconds before killing Daunte Wright, defense counters that she feared for partner

The defense countered that Potter's fellow officer was in danger, and she made a mistake when she fatally shot Wright while believing she was holding her Taser. → Read More

1st of 2 alternate jurors chosen for Kimberly Potter's manslaughter trial

One more alternate is needed before attorneys make their opening statements next week. → Read More

Fifth juror seated in Kim Potter trial in Daunte Wright shooting

The former Brooklyn Center officer intends to testify about her actions resulting in the shooting of Daunte Wright. → Read More

Three jurors selected in Potter trial in Wright shooting death

Former Brooklyn Center officer Kimberly Potter's defense said she will testify in connection with killing Daunte Wright during an April traffic stop. → Read More

Man charged in north Minneapolis shooting, attempted carjacking

Several bystanders pulled the man out of a woman's car at Cub Foods and detained him until police arrived. → Read More

Committee reviews policies on cameras in Minnesota courtrooms

The committee will send a report and recommendations to the Minnesota Supreme Court by next July. → Read More

Maple Grove man convicted of murdering wife

State sentencing guidelines call for a term between 21¾ and about 30½ years, but the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said it will request a higher term. → Read More

Ex-officer Mohamed Noor requests a new prison term of a little over 3 years

Mohamed Noor will be resentenced next week on a lower count after the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned his murder conviction. → Read More

Ex-officer offers potential defenses in Daunte Wright killing

The possible defenses included "Innocent Accident" and "Innocent Mistake." → Read More

Crow Wing County prosecutor is reviewing Winston Smith's death from law enforcement gunfire

Citing conflict of interest, review handled up north. → Read More