After the trial, Wright’s family issued a statement commending the jury on its decision saying they are “relieved that the justice system has provided some measure of accountability for the senseless death of their son, brother, father and friend.”
“From the unnecessary and overreaching tragic traffic stop to the shooting that took his life, that day will remain a traumatic one for this family and yet another example for America of why we desperately need change in policing, training and protocols,” the statement said. “We must now turn our attention to ensuring that Kim Potter receives the strongest and most just sentence possible.”
According to reports, Potter is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb 18. Potter is likely to face up to 11 years in prison.