PODCAST: The FRONTLINE Dispatch

Policing the Police in Minnesota

April 18, 2021

As Derek Chauvin’s murder trial nears its end and Minnesota roils over the killing of Daunte Wright, calls for police accountability continue. Brooklyn Center Police officer Kim Potter shot and killed Wright, 20, during an April 11 traffic stop. Potter has since resigned and faces charges of second-degree manslaughter. 

FRONTLINE correspondent and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb has been on the ground in Minnesota, covering Chauvin’s trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. He joins The FRONTLINE Dispatch to discuss the latest from Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center  and what the last few weeks could mean for the future of police accountability in America. 

For more from Jelani Cobb and FRONTLINE, listen to our conversation from June 2020, and watch “Policing the Police 2020,” now streaming on YouTube, the PBS Video App and online

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