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. former police officer kim potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. >> the family of daunte write will get to have their day in court. >> we have to get a conviction. you can't give up on that. >> it's time to end america's longest war. it's time for america's troops to come home. >> president biden announcing he'll with draw all u.s. forces
from afghanistan by september 11th. >> it's significantly degraded. >> withdrawing u.s. forces from afghanistan is a grave mistake. >> announcer: this is "new day." >> all right. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it's thursday, april 15th, 6:00 here in new york. i'm john berman along with poppy harlow. nice to see you again. >> nice to be here. the former minnesota police officer who shot and killed daunte wright makes her first court appearance. kimberly potter is charged with second-degree manslaughter. last night she posted bail and was released from custody. protesters gathered around the police station where she worked calling for justice. the defense for derek chauvin will rest today. on wednesday a pathologist blamed heart disease and drug use for george floyd, not a lack of oxygen while pinned to the
ground under derek chauvin's knee. we're also following a significant number of foreign policy plans. president biden plans to announce strict new sanctions against russia as soon as today. it has to do with the massive hacking of solar winds. this comes after president biden announced he is ending america's longest war in afghanistan after 20 years. this morning we do have new reporting about the president's decision and the top officials that he overruled in making it. but our coverage begins this morning in minnesota with our colleague adrienne broaddus. she joins us again this morning in brooklyn center. good morning, adrian. >> reporter: poppy, good morning to you. the crowd that gathered outside the brooklyn center police department last night was smaller. the crowd was smaller, but the crowd was still mighty. members of law enforcement tell us about 20 people were arrested
last night, most of those arrests, likely a violation of curfew. about 24 people arrested. law enforcement members say a majority of those arrested do not live here in brooklyn center. it's unclear whether they live in some of the surrounding suburbs of minneapolis, those folks taking the street last night saying the second-degree manslaughter charge is a step in the right direction but not enough. under minnesota state law, if convicted, the former officer, kim potter, could spend up to ten years in prison. that charge also carry as $20,000 fine. this all comes after potter shot and killed daunte wright during a traffic stochl and ben crump, one of the attorneys for the wright family says there needs to be accountability. listen in. >> there was an intent to use whey believe is excessive force
in this situation. she's a training officer. she hopefully would be training officers to use de-escalation, not the most use of force. that follows the pattern in america. we think daunte wright is yet another example of deadly consequences of how police treat black people in america. >> reporter: on the day of the shooting, potter was training a rookie officer. meanwhile the jail she was booked into, hen pip county jail, is about eight miles from the police department where she built most of her career. she bonded out of jail about six hours after she was taken into custody, and she will appear later today for her first court appearance via zoom. poppy? >> again, just the proximity to where the chauvin trial is happening right now, all of this in minneapolis taking place in
less than a year. thank you very much for your reporting in minnesota, adrienne. let's go to the derek chauvin trial now. the defense could rest their case today. the attorneys for derek chauvin spent the last two days doing all they could to try to convince jurors that what killed george floyd was not officer cha chauvin's knee on george floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. maybe they rest the case today and maybe chauvin takes the stand, though likely not? >> reporter: yeah. we're waiting to see. these defense attorneys are continuing their efforts to try to refute some of that damning tchl we heard from some of the medical experts called by the prosecution who said it was the actions of the former officer that led to george floyd's death. yesterday a witness called by the defense refuted that notion, rolling out his own contribute factors that led to george floyd's death, heart disease,
drug use, and perhaps even the exhaust from an idling police car. a medical expert testified for the former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin's defense telling the jury george floyd's death should not be classified as a homicide. >> i would pull back to undetermined in this particular case. >> reporter: in making that analysis, dr. david fowler saying floyd's health problems, not chauvin kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes are likely what killed him. >> did you form in your opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty what you thought was the principle cause of mr. floyd's death? >> yes. >> and what is that? >> cardiac arrhythmia due to hypertensionive arthrosclerotic cardiac disease. >> reporter: the witness testifying even the exhaust from the police car was possibly to blame. >> in an area close to the
exhaust, you're going to have a much higher level of carbon monoxide than you would if you were three or four feet away. >> reporter: fowler testifying to this on wednesday along with a long list of other reasons for george floyd's death. >> you have a heart that's vulnerable because it's too big. it demands a large amount of opt. there are drugs in his system that put him at risk for an arrhythmia. >> reporter: in cross-examination the prosecution pushing back. >> you haven't seen any data or test results that showed mr. floyd had a single injury from carbon monoxide, is that true? >> that is correct because it was never sent to -- >> i asked you whether it was true, sir, yes or no. >> it is true. >> reporter: challenging fowler with his own argument saying he died as a result of low oxygen with being pinned to the ground.
>> if a person dies of low oxygen, they're also going to die of a fatal arrhythmia, correct? >> correct. everyone in this room will die of a fatal arrhythmia at some point. >> right. because that's how you go. >> yes. >> reporter: they asked if officers should have helped floyd when he went into cardiac arrest. >> are you critical of the fact he wasn't given immediate emergency care when he went into cardiac arrest? >> as a physician, i would agree. >> reporter: the floyd family attorney calling fowler's testimony wednesday a december stracz distraction from the defense team. >> the only thing george floyd died of was from excessive force. >> reporter: dr. fowler has also been named in a lawsuit in the state of maryland. the family of anton black, a teenager who died after an encounter with law enforcement
allege that this doctor and the medical skpachl never's office covered up his death. they say they were stunned he was being called in this case of derek chauvin because in their words the cases are so eerily similar. they say he was held on the ground by police officers in a prone position for over six minutes. died after that encounter. we talked for attorneys for dr. fowler who would not comment on the litigation. unclear whether that will make its way into this courtroom. we'll have to wait and see. the trial is set to resume again this morning and as mentioned, poppy, we could hear the defense wrap up their case as early as today. >> thank you very much, josh campbell in minneapolis this morning. >> ahead, why did prosecutors decide to charge former police officer kim potter with manslaughter instead of a murder charge? should they have gone farther? we'll talk with the experts next.
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later today, former police officer kimberly potter will appear in court via zoom for the first time. potter posted bail last night. body camera footage captured the moment wright was shot, and we do want to warn you, this is disturbing video. >> i'll tase you. i'll tase you. taser, taser, taser. ooh, i shot [ bleep ]. i just shot him. >> joining us now, political commentator and attorney bakari sellers and civil rights attorney areva martin. bakari, yesterday you said this would happen. this is what second-degree manslaughter is in minneapolis,
when a person causes death by culpable negligences where a person creates unreasonable risk or causes death by great bodily harm. is this the right charge? >> i think it's the right charge. will this charge soothe the hearts and minds of people watching all across the country who are sick and tired of this, the answer is probably no, but in the eyes of the law, is this the right charge, the answer is yes. the question still remains, and this is one of the larger questions you'll have to get into a civil disposition. i don't anticipate touching anybody's witness stand, but how the hell do you confuse your taser with your gun? 26 years of experience, how do you do that? that's the fundamental question that people have. the weight difference, the color difference, all of those things. but with this charge, though, i don't think you're going to get to the bottom of it during the criminal disposition of this case. so maybe ben crump and others can get to the bottom of it in
the civil disposition of this case. >> to bakari's excellent point, areva, when oscar grant was killed back in 2009 when the officers basically thought it was a taser, it was a gun, the officer was ultimately charged with manslaughter charge, sentenced to two years in prison, only served 11 months. when you look at what's ahead in the case of officer potter and the fact she had 26 years of experience and you would think would know the difference between the two, what does that all tell you? >> i think times are different now, poppy, than when oscar grant was killed by transit police in 2009 in oakland, california. although i think there is an argument that the second-degree manslaughter is the appropriate charge, i also think there's a compelling argument for increasing the charges in this case. i don't think the third-degree murder, which is not allowed in
minnesota, is not off the table. the prosecution may consider more serious charges. i don't think this is over by a long shot. i think this is just the beginning of the charges. and when you look at the totality of the reason, the reason the forces with used in the first place t way this officer inserted herself into the situation there may, indeed, be additional charges against her. >> it's interesting because the third-degree charge was add in the chauvin case and accepted. >> as someone who never went to law school, bakari, when i watch a trial like this and i see testimony for the prosecution that says one thing and testimony for the defense that says something completely different, it's like it's black and white. it's night and day in terms of these expert witnesses. i'm always wondering, what's the impact of that? what's a jury to make of that? how does a jury assess these different experts saying
opposite things? >> i mean that happens all the time, john berman, j.d. we'll get you that law degree. i think that what you're seeing is a difference in resources because the state of minnesota, the county prosecutors, have so many more resources, and it's evident in the quality of the case they put on, the quality of the experts they have. i mean the defense's experts are, you know, giving a 180 picture, a night-and-day picture, but they're also pretty bad at it, and maybe it's because they don't have much to work with because we've all seen this. i was wondering what creative experts they would have to posit a different cause of death for george floyd. we've heard drugs in the srjs bad heart. we've heard everything but derek chauvin in the defense's case when they were cross-examining
people, but yesterday got ridiculous talking about carbon monoxide, et cetera. for the life of me, i can't understand why this case is going so bad, but i do believe this case is going just bad enough that derek chauvin has to touch the witness stand or there's no way he can be found not guilty of any of these charges or found guilty of a lesser charge. >> well, that's interesting, areva. it almost never happens. would you put chauvin on the stand? >> absolutely not. and i'd have to disagree with my esteemed co-counsel here. putting chauvin on the stand would be a complete, absolute disaster for the defense team. i think what this defense is doing is what we typically see in these cases, which is put the victim on trial. we've seen the demonization of george floyd from the beginning of the defense's case. in fact, they started their case with that 2019 video of an incident that george floyd had with police officers to make their point about his drug addiction, and that's what we
heard yesterday from this medical expert. it was a huge focus, overwhelming focus of his testimony was about mr. floyd's drug use. so there's a subtle message that's being channeled to these jurors, which is george floyd was a drug addict and he didn't comply with the police, and when you don't comply with the police s what you get is what you're entitled to. i think that is the message, and if this message resonates with one juror, we could see a hung jury in this case and a mistrial. >> it only takes one as bakari reminded us yesterday. thank you, guys. the biden administration expected to retaliate against russia today in response to the widespread hacking campaign, the election interference, a whole slew of acts taken by russia over the last year. there's new russian response overnight next.
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the biden administration said to impose a wide range of sanctions against russia. this is in retaliation for the solar wind cyber attack and the election interference in 2020, and an announcement could come as soon as today. our kylie atwood has a critical report of it. what's fascinating is why it took a while to get this to come. >> reporter: yeah, poppy. we're going to see a number of retaliatory actions. i'm told the white house asked for more robust options when they first came to them. i want to lay out what we can expect to see here. there are a number of actions the biden administration is going to take. now, they are responding to russia's maligned actions on a number of fronts, both their solar winds hack which impacted nine government agencies and about 100 u.s. private companies
and also their interference in the 2020 presidential election. so i want to go through what we're expecting today. first of all, the u.s. is going to be expelling up to ten russian diplomats, essentially folks they have determined are russian spies. i'm told they're based in new york and d.c. they'll have 30 days to get out of the country. also individuals who are in intelligence and government agencies in russia and were actually involved in that russian solar winds hack intrusion that happened over the last year. and then the third thing that we're expected to see is financial restrictions, going after efforts that are going to try to impact russian sovereign debt. i think it's important to also note that the national security adviser said they would respond in ways that would be seen and unseen, so that things seen today may not be the full picture when it comes to the u.s. response. we haven't heard from the white house or the state department
since we had our reporting out last night, but i do want to read to you what a russian official in the u.n. said in a tweet responding to our story last night, quote, if it's true and u.s. continues to promote its baseless accusations, it will get adequate response and deprive the world of maybe the last opportunity to avoid great powers confrontation instead of solving acute problems. not our choice. of course, sort of a veiled threat there. but we should also note president biden spoke on the phone this week with russian president vladimir putin. he suggested the two meet in a summit. it's clear in the white house even though they're doubling down on their promise to respond to russia's maligned actions are also trying to keep channels open with russia. back to you. >> also, the shrug emoji, diplomacy there from russia. a little trite. we're going to have jack
sullivan on who said the actions seen and unseen will be talked about. terrific reporting. thank you very much for joining us this morning. a hugely significant week in terms of diplomacy and military decisions. so president biden taking action against russia, also announcing the end of america's longest war, the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. cnn's nick paton walsh joins us live from kabul for the very latest and the reaction from the country after this huge announcement from the white house. >> reporter: yeah, extraordinary. important to remember, too, that while this war is likely ending for america, it will be continuing in different and darker ways possibly for app began. the president of afghanistan tweeted. he said he would help ensure a smooth transition and he respected the u.s.'s decision to withdraw its troops, but we're
into a very complex few months here because the taliban, even before the speech, gave the u.s., again, 16 days to get out of the country, essentially adhering to the agreement signed by former president donald trump in dough har that said the u.s. troops had to be out by may 1st. that's the day, in fact, they'll start leaving, according to president biden's plan. and during that departure he made it clear if they're attacked or their partners are attacked -- this could include afghan forces -- the u.s. will hit back. there's a possible window that if the taliban decide to keep moving territory like we've seen in the past months like they clearly have in their sights, there could be continued confrontation here. what's clear from hearing what joe biden had to say, he simply views this war as not having a military solution, not having military acts as to why they're sticking around, and you kept hearing it in the tone of his voice knowing 1% of americans
serve here and there has to be reason to keep more. it will continue perhaps in the air, possibly other counterterrorism ways, but it's clear they're leaving regardless of conditions by september 11th. what the next few months hold for afghans, possibly an emboldened taliban. hopefully peace talks start in istanbul starting on saturday. afghanistan said they won't attend those. it's a completely new era for afghanistan with the u.s. presence, i think, genuinely felt despite similar announcements in the past, something that's going to imminently come to an end. they'll have to take responsibility for their future and the taliban perhaps seeing window of opportunity here. john. >> nick paton walsh in kabul. thank you so much. to nick's point, this was president biden's decision a decision he made over the advice of some of his key military advisers. what does that tell us about his
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i'm now the fourth united states president to preside over american troops in afghanistan. two republicans, two democrats. i will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth. it's time for american troops to come home. >> president biden announcing his decision to withdraw all u.s. troops from afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of september 11th. sources tell cnn the president made the decision despite recommendations from some of his top officials to keep some troops in place. joining us now, cnn contributor everybody osnos, a staff writer of "the new yorker" and author of the book on joe biden, "the life, the run, and what matters now." you can argue it, but one thing that's crystal clear, this is
joe biden's decision. this is distinctly and uniquely joe biden. this is something he's spelled out for a long time. what does this tell us about him? >> yeah, i think what we're seeing is one of his core beliefs now. he's making a big bet here. this goes all the way back into when he got into politics. he was elected to the senate in the early 1970s partly on the basis of his opposition to vietnam. he voted for the war in iraq and really came to regret it, and as he has said over the years, he said to me, talking about the prospect of bringing peace and democracy to iraq, he said, we can't want it more than they want it, and this has been particularly during the obama administration. he felt he was being muscled in a sense by the pentagon, that there was an effort by generals to try to persuade the administration to stay longer, to expand its troop commitments,
not something he wanted do. he was a voice against it. >> not just a voice against it. he wrote that memo to president obama from nantucket and faxed it to the white house. >> which is new technology to joe biden, to be fair. >> you said it, not me. >> he was pleading with the president. obama didn't listen to him. obama sunday and eventually did draw down. yesterday obama came out in a full-throated support of joe biden. and what's interesting about biden is an obama adviser told you something to the effect of biden's message translating into this country needs to chill the eff out and have a boring president. this isn't a boring president. >> things will change the paradigm. he said, i don't want to tinker
around the edges. you saw this with the $2 trillion relief covid plan, the american rescue plan, then, of course, with the infrastructure program, which is of the same financial scale, and now this is about going after what has been in his mind one of the core facts that defines american life today, which is we've been at war longer than the young men and women who can join and go to afghanistan. they've been at war longer than they've been alive. this is personal, after all. he's the first president since dwight eisenhower who had a child dispatched to a war zone. joe biden's son joined after september 11th, and the biden family had a lot of dealings with military family members over the year. the first lady was involved in a family program. this is very personal for him, and i think what you're seeing with this move is an attempt to try to say there have been things i've wanted to do other
the course of my career including as vice president and i wasn't able to do it, and this is my chance to do it now and do it fast. he talked about fdr and lbj. one of the lessons from those administrations is about timing. you have to do it when it's available. he thinks the moment is now. it is risky. there are real chances this could go badly, but he's willing to put his name to it. >> there's some irony with john cornyn and some republicans to publicly question whether the president is all there, whether there are people behind the scenes pulling all the strings. again, i bring this up. it may be a good move. it may not be. it's joe biden let's move. it's clearly joe's push. some think it's odd to be putting all of his muscle behind infrastructure right now, but that's clearly joe biden's decision. there is a certain decisiveness here with him on these actions, evan, and i'm curious why you think that is. >> you know, what we're seeing
in some ways is a guy who's been thinking about what it means to be president for a very long time. he's thought about presidents who have had a big imprint on history and those who did not. he's met recently with historians. he thinks about what it is that could actually change how americans think of one another and of our relationship to the government, and so that's what drives a lot of these choices. he knows that a lot of them are politically, in some cases, difficult, they're risky and might not work, and ultimately whether he can achieve these is going to come down to whether he can get the votes. but he really believes over the years democrats have often negotiated against themselves, carved down their ambitions, reduced the possibility of making changes that might, in fact, punch through history and make some kind of fundamental changing and he sees that today. less than 1% of americans have served in these wars over the last 20 years, but in so many ways, that's been the crucible of this that this country has
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vaccinations. they say they need more information. our elizabeth cohen joins us this morning. what are the top lines people need to know? >> poppy, the top line is that this advisory committee to the cdc decided not to decide, and they have said, look, we need more information, we need to think about this some more. so the pause on johnson & johnson is still there. so let's take a look at what caused that pause. about 7.5 million people in the united states have received johnson & johnson. it's the only country where there's been a rollout of johnson & johnson, and they found rare blood clots in one man during the clinical trial and six women during the vaccine rollout itself. all of these people were ages 18 to 48. they were all hospitalized. one died. this is very serious stuff. all of the women were in the intensive care unit. we don't know about the man. the fda won't say whether he was in the intensive care unit or not. so the cdc committee says they need more information. they say they'll be meeting
again between sometime now and may 5th. in the meantime if you've had the johnson & johnson vaccine in the past three weeks and you develop symptoms such as severe headache, you should call your doctor. poppy? >> thank you, elizabeth cohen. good morning to you, dr. khan. can you explain the cdc's decision? i think every day that goes by, americans grow more concerned. >> good morning, poppy. nice to meet you. a great question. it's on the minds of all public health officials. remember this was our one and done vaccine. so the cdc has an independent group called the advisory committee for immunization practices, and they've recommended this pause. the pause will give them time to look at all of the data on the six and potentially eight cases
of the rare blood clot. i want to be very clear, this isn't the typical blood clot we see, i've got a clot in my leg. these are clots with low platelets occurring in these individuals, still very serious, one death occurring. so this pause will give us time to better understand what the data is on these, how they're associated. they all seem to be women between 18 and 50 years of age, how this is linked with the astrazeneca vaccine we're seeing in europe and it will give them time to get the health care system ready so people can recognize this disease and treat it. >> one of the things i felt like i was hearing from this panel yesterday, and we heard from dr. fauci here yesterday, was they want to see if there are more cases. in eight or ten days, you're going to learn if more cases come up. i feel like they don't think necessarily there will be, but they're concerned there might be. what would the presence of more
cases mean for the decisions that they make, doctor? >> so the presence of additional cases will give you a better sense of how often this occurs as a side effect, and, again, it gives you more time as i said to get the health care system ready for these. are they being recognized? do people understand they need to test for platelets and they need to treat it very differently than the way we usually treat these disorders. >> what do people need to know waking up this morning who may have a vaccination appointment today or later this week for the pfizer or moderna vaccine and they're getting cold feet? what do they need to know? >> those getting pfizer or moderna vaccine, they need to know those vaccines have not been associated with the rare side effect, and they need to know there's a lot of people looking at each and every dose of the vaccine to ensure the safety of the vaccines, not just in the u.s., but worldwide. so finding cases of one per million shows that the system is
working. it isn't good news unfortunately tragically for the people who got this rare blood clot, but at least people are looking for each and every side effect of these vaccines. >> one of the things we're looking for since people started getting vaccinated en masse is how many would get sick when vaccinated. these are the so-called breakthrough cases where you still get covid even though you've been vaccinated. we knew all along it would happen. we're not 100% effective in the trials. now the cdc has informing to back it up. of the 66 million people who have been fully vaccinated, about 5,800 have been infected. 600 hospitalized, and 74 deaths. people need to understand these numbers in comparison to the 66 million who have received the vaccine. this is phenomenal news, yeah? >> this is amazing news. so there's two pieces to vaccines. one is do they work and one is are they safe. we did the safe part.
this is the do they work part. so 75 breakthrough infections out of a million. that's absolutely amazing given what the disease and death is if you're infected with covid. this is great news, more reason to go out there and get that jab as soon as you can and still remember since everybody is not vaccinated that everybody should take appropriate precautions to mask on and social distance until we get this disease down in our communities. >> all right. dr. khan, terrific to have you. so glad poppy got to meet you. >> i am so glad about that. stay up a little later and come on our show. >> mask on, dr. khan. >> mask on. >> i love it. thank you very much. just in, secretary of state lincoln has just touched down in afghanistan after president biden announced he is wit withdrawing all u.s. troops by september 11th from the country. we will talk to the president's national security adviser jake sullivan about the decision.
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so it looks like spring will be on hold this week this the northeast. this is dumb, a really bad decision with a bad drop in temperatures. let's go to chad. why does this happen? >> because i spoiled you yesterday, john. it was 7122 in new york city an now we're back to normal. there was snow in new england. now to the winter part. this is brought to you by nirvana, the new way to buy a car. nothing at all spectacular except a very significant rain event going on across the deep south.
temperatures will be over the weekend where you are right now. new york, you'll be 60, lower 60s for the next coupling of days. there's the snow. it's elevation snow. you must get up in the mountains to see the snow. in the valleys, rain. we have to focus on this. this is the storm across the deep south that is making flooding, flash flooding, also making hail across overnight and big weather into new orleans for right now. baton rouge, i'm sorry, you're waking up because of thunder and an awful lot of lightning because of the next storm coming in. spots have picked up over 6 inches of rain in the past two days. poppy. >> thank you. bring us the sun next time or you're not allowed back. prince charles just wrapped up a tour for his father prince philip ahead of his funeral. max foster is live with more. hi, max. >> reporter: hi, poppy.
people have been discouraged from bringing flowers to any of the palaces because they want to avoid crowds. you saw in the last hour prince charles and duchess viewing the flowers. it's very important for people who left the flowers to see these images because they want the family to see them. they want the family to read the cards. many of these cards will be scanned and the queen will be able to read them later on when she has time, and that's -- you know, i think that's quite a powerful thing for people leaving those flowers. we're expecting more details later, poppy, on exactly what we'll see on saturday, the ceremonial elements, who's invited, and also what they'll be wearing. more details about these land rovers that the prince designed himself that will be carrying
the koch fin. we'll bring you more, poppy. >> thank you very much. "new day" continues right now. kim potter charged with second-degree man slaughter. there was an intent to use what i believe is excessish force. >> the death of daunte wright brought a third night of protests. >> there's a lot of frustration, that helplessness they feel when they come into contact with police officers themselves. >> biden announcing he will bring u.s. troops back home. >> we went to afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. >> al qaeda and isis are going to benefit very quickly from this decision. >> we'll make sure the withdrawal takes place in a safe and secure and ordinary way. >> announcer: this is "new day." >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." i'm john berman -- who am i? >> john berman. >> thank you very much. that's poppy harlow.
great to have you here to help where i need it. in a matter of hours, the former police officer who shot and culled daunte wright will appear in court. she faces manslaughter charges and could face up to ten years in prison if convicted. for a fourth night protesters clashed with police. this is a big day. we could find out if chauvin will testify in his own defense. on wednesday a former medical examiner claimed floyd died from heart disease, not from chauvin kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. he also insisted the exhaust from a squad car's exhaust may have contributed to floid's death. we're following two critical development this morning. cnn has learned the biden administration has plans to announce strict new sanctions against russia. this is in response to the
kremlin's interference and the huge solar wind hack. and also anthony blinken touching down in kabul, this after president biden announced he sending america's longest war. they're pulling out all of the u.s. troops by september 11th. we're hear from the adviser in just a moment. but let's go to adrienne broaddus in minnesota. good morning, adrienne. a second-degree charge of manslaughter against kim potter. >> reporter: that's right. it carries up to a maximum of ten years in prison here in minnesota or a $20,000 fine. when protesters learned about that manslaughter charge, some of them snapped their fingers and cheered, but the celebration was brief and it was followed up with this is a step in the right direction, but we want more, people in the community saying daunte is gone, he can't come back. his family will never be able to hold him