Family of Justine Damond Says They are Still Waiting for Justice

13 September, 2017, 15:13 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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One of the two responding officers, Mohamed Noor, fired at her as she approached the squad vehicle he was riding in.

Officer Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, were responding to her emergency call about a possible sexual assault in the back alley.

The most likely charges may be second-degree manslaughter, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years, Bennett said.

Harrity, who was driving, said Noor then fired his weapon from the passenger seat, hitting Damond.

Damond's fiance, Don Damond, released a short statement saying, "The wait continues for Justine's family and me".

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Damond, 40, was living in the U.S. and was due to Wednesday her American fiance Don Damond this year.

Minneapolis investigators have handed their preliminary findings into the deadly police shooting of Australian Justine Damond to the local county attorney, who will now decide whether to lay charges.

Freeman, speaking at a forum of neighborhood residents on Sunday, said that the shooting didn't have to happen. "I shouldn't have happened", Freeman told the 50 or so people in attendance.

The shooting sparked outrage in Minnesota and Australia and triggered the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief.

Minnesota Police Department Officer Noor has refused to answer investigators' questions over what happened the night Justine Damond was killed.

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In a separate high-profile shooting, Freeman declined to charge the pair of officers involved in the November 2015 death of Jamar Clark.

"We want to see justice for Justine and hope that the Hennepin County Attorney will act swiftly to review the findings and determine charges", he said.

THE investigation into Justine Damond's killing by Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor has cleared its first stage.

In that case, the officer was charged with manslaughter and other counts, but was acquitted in a jury trial.

Meanwhile, the investigation will remain open while it's reviewed by the county attorney's office.

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