Ex-police officer who shot a black man was released on bail

Former police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed African-American Dante Wright in Minneapolis, has been released from custody on bail, Fox News reported.

Potter was released on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court as early as Thursday, April 15.

The woman was charged with second-degree manslaughter and faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Daunt Wright, 20, was killed in the city of Minneapolis while attempting to arrest him for a traffic violation.

Metropolitan Police Chief Tim Gannon said the man’s death was due to a mistake by an officer who mistook a stun gun for a firearm.

The medical examiner later determined that Wright died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest area.

Protests and riots have followed in a number of cities. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a state of emergency and a curfew.

Also in response to the incident, Brooklyn-Senter Mayor Mike Elliott fired the city manager.