Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu, who presided over the trial of the murderer of Daunte Wright is retiring.
The embattled judge has been criticized for her role in what many describe as a miscarriage of justice. Chu is famous for sentencing former Brooklyn Centre race soldier Kim Potter to just two years in prison for Wright’s killing despite Minnesota sentencing guidelines suggesting she should have received a sentence of 6 to 8.5 years in prison.
Chu also refused to allow cameras in the courtroom for Potter’s trial.
Ballotpedia list Regina Chu as the fourth Judicial District judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota. She was appointed to this position by Governor Jesse Ventura on July 22, 2002, and was elected to a full term in 2004. She was re-elected in 2010 and 2016.
The Walz administration says applications for the judicial opening will be accepted through 4 p.m., April 21, 2022.
–Kerry Hill, B1Daily