University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Mark Osler poses for a studio portrait on December 6, 2012. Osler was photographed for graduate education promotional materials.

In the News: Mark Osler on the Sentencing of Kim Potter

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Law professor Mark Osler commented for the Star Tribune on the sentencing of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter.

From the article: "The judge could have given a sentence four times as long and chose not to," Osler said.

Although it may seem short, Osler said, "it's a very real punishment. It is not one that certainly the victim's family hoped for. It's not one that sends a message about violence against Black men, but it is one that offers real punishment."