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Police officer explains why he killed bride-to-be Justine Damond

Police officer explains why he killed bride-to-be Justine Damond”

But during the shooting on Saturday night, neither Officer Noor nor his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, had their cameras turned on when they encountered Ms. Damond in an alley behind her home. The bullet traveled across his partner and through the window, striking Damond in the abdomen. Immediately afterward, Damond approached the driver's side of the squad auto and Noor, who was in the passenger seat, fired his weapon through the open driver's-side window, striking Damond, the agency said.

The officer who shot Castile was acquitted in a manslaughter trial in June. According to transcripts obtained by the Star-Tribune, the 911 operator asked if there was an emergency, to which Damond said, "Hi, I just reported one, but no one's here and was wondering if they got the address wrong".

The Minneapolis Police Department has said it was looking at its body camera policy before Damond's shooting.

Hodges echoed Palmisano's call for an independent audit, and said she plans to work with the council member's office, the Office of Police Conduct Review and the Police Conduct Oversight Commission to begin that process.

Photographers caught Valerie Castile embracing Don Damond during the Peace and Justice March for Justine held in Minneapolis on Thursday.

He and his wife, Carole, were close friends of Damond when she moved to Minnesota.

Justine Damond's family are now demanding answers after the incident was ruled a homicide. Many of them expressed shock, grief and fear.

"It is inexplicable", he said.

Her death has sent shockwaves from her neighborhood in Minneapolis all the way to her native Australia, where her family hoped to repatriate her body.

The criminal bureau said that unless more people come forward, there are no additional interviews scheduled. The case has been headline news in Damond's homeland.

Robert Bennett, attorney for the family of Justine Damond, tells WCCO-TV that the desired changes include a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras.

Plunkett also wants a coroner's report with an outside lab, saying "it would be nice to know if there were some Ambien in [Damond's] system".

Noor has invoked his right not to speak to investigators, the BCA said Tuesday, something which Mayor Betsy Hodges has urged him to do. "I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers".

Noor has yet to give a statement on the fatal shooting, and his lawyer has not indicated that he will give a statement.

Mr Bennett has been a lawyer for 40 years and worked on police misconduct cases since 1980, including some of Minnesota's best known police shooting incidents.

A Minneapolis police spokesman has declined to comment on whether the officers are being investigated for potentially violating departmental policy regarding body cameras.

The dispatcher reportedly told Damond that officers were on the way, and Damond called back a few minutes later to make sure the police had her correct address and repeated her report of a woman in distress.



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