Australian Justine Damond ‘didn’t have to die’

July 21 10:35 2017

I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train, and the expectations we have of our officers“, she said.

Chief Harteau returned from leave today to address a press conference.

Justine Ruszczyk, also known by her fiance’s last name, Damond, was shot as she approached the officer’s vehicle.

She said that Noor’s actions were those of “one individual” and that he and his partner should have had their body cameras switched on.

In Damond’s first 911 call at 11:27 p.m., she told the dispatcher she could hear someone in back of her house. It did not detail the issues involved, and police have not yet released his personnel file.

Justine Damond’s family members in Australia say they want a resolution in her death. At some point during responding, one of the police officers who arrived shot and killed her.

Noor, 31, still has supporters after the shooting of Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in her neighborhood on Saturday.

Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop a year ago after informing Officer Jeronimo Yanez that he was carrying a gun, for which he had a permit.

The chief’s comments were a striking departure from the measured responses of other police chiefs in the aftermath of similar high-profile shootings of civilians at the hands of U.S. law enforcement. Police records released Wednesday indicate that Noor has been the subject of three complaints, two of which remain open.

“She was puzzled about something”, said Sharon Hills-Bonczyk, Damond’s friend.

“This was an ideal situation for bystander intervention to come through and work, unfortunately, it resulted very differently for Justine and the potential victim”, said Hannah Laniado, the prevention program manager with the MNCASA.

“We are in constant contact with the Australian Government, and representatives of the US Government and Minnesota State authorities”.

Damond moved to the USA from Australia two years ago, and had taken the last name of her soon-to-be husband.

“But the silence from the union in the Noor case is deafening, said Michael Padden, an attorney representing the dogs” owner and a veteran litigator in lawsuits involving law enforcement.

Other police shootings around the United States have led to calls for policy changes, including everything from bias training for officers to upgraded body cam technology. “This did not happen”, she continued. He says Noor has no plans to talk with investigators.

An attorney for Noor’s partner, Matthew Harrity, said it’s possible the officers were concerned about being ambushed at the time.

Damond, 40, a spiritual healer and life coach who was due to be married in August, was shot by Officer Mohamed Noor. She was in her pyjamas, unarmed and talking to the two police in their vehicle when the fatal shot was sacked.

Her death sparked anger and a call for answers in the US and Australia.

Plunkett said he will ask for a coroner’s report from an outside lab on Damond.

The officer who shot Castile was acquitted in a manslaughter trial in June. As his clients, the Castile family was given $3 million in settlement for Philando Castile’s death July 2016.

Officers searched the area and found no suspects or signs of the suspected rape.

Noor has a 7-year-old son, according to court documents filed as part of a child custody proceeding.

Noor hasn’t provided his explanation for what happened Saturday when he fired a shot from the passenger seat of a squad auto and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond.

John and Scott have both offered long posts about the shooting of Justine Damond by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, and I have only two questions to add. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed earlier this week that Ruszczyk died of a single gunshot wound to her abdomen.

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Australian Justine Damond ‘didn’t have to die’
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