(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The manslaughter trial of former Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter is entering a new phase.  The prosecution rested its case yesterday and jurors are now hearing the defense lay out its case.  The defense opened its case with testimony from an expert witness and Brooklyn Center’s former police chief, who each backed the view that Potter had legal authority to use a Taser or gun to keep 20-year-old Daunte Wright from driving off from an April traffic stop.  Potter’s attorneys claim the white officer meant to use her Taser on the unarmed Black man but accidentally grabbed her gun instead, shooting and killing him.  She is expected to take the stand today.