Hamline University legal analyst David Schultz says the “guilty” verdict in the Kim Potter could force police departments to change their protocols about when traffic stops are made, or how the situation is handled if a suspect is uncooperative.  And Schultz says beyond that…

“This should perhaps lead to maybe some legislative action… in terms of when perhaps are stops permitted by police officers, or what are some of the protocols… to follow when force is gonna be justified to be used.”

The legislature approved a limited number of police reforms last summer, but *not* Democrats’ proposed ban on so-called “pretextual” traffic stops for minor offenses.