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Before Justine Damond's Fatal Shooting, a Slap

Warrant reveals that someone hit police car before shooting

(Newser) - A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio doesn't specifically... More »

Fake Street Signs Mock Minneapolis Police

Someone put up at least 2

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers. The Star Tribune reports that the signs were spotted this weekend, one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. The... More »

Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Justine Damond Shooting

Janeé Harteau's resignation was requested by Minneapolis mayor

(Newser) - Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has stepped down at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Harteau is leaving the police department less than a week after Justine Damond was shot and killed by officer Mohamed Noor. "I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s... More »

Police Chief: 'Justine Didn't Have to Die'

Harteau makes first comments on shooting of bride-to-be

(Newser) - "Justine didn't have to die," Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday in her first public comments on the shooting of an Australian bride-to-be who had called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault. The chief described the fatal shooting as "unnecessary" and said she... More »

Why Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Doesn't Have to Talk

Any lawyer who tells Mohamed Noor to should be disbarred, says one attorney

(Newser) - The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to, but he will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an internal investigation. Officer Mohamed Noor... More »

Bride-to-Be Called 911 Once, Then Again 8 Minutes Later

City releases transcripts of Justine Damond's calls

(Newser) - Justine Damond called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault in progress before she was shot dead by one of the responding officers , according to transcripts released by Minneapolis on Wednesday. In the initial call, at 11:27pm Saturday night, the 40-year-old Australian said she feared somebody was being... More »

Fireworks May Have Startled Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be

Officer Mohamed Noor isn't talking to investigators

(Newser) - Fireworks may have played a role in the fatal police shooting of an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis on Saturday night—but investigators are having trouble finding out more because the officer involved has clammed up. Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting of Justine Damond and it... More »

Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Was Celebrated When Hired

Mohamed Noor was 1st Somali officer to patrol Minneapolis' 5th Precinct

(Newser) - When Mohamed Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 2015, becoming the first Somali officer to patrol the Fifth Precinct, he was celebrated by the Somali community and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who took "a moment to recognize him" in a Facebook post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. On Monday,... More »

Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Has 3 Complaints on File

Victim's fiance says he is 'devastated'

(Newser) - Relatives, neighbors, and even the chief of police are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis Saturday night. Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau says she wants to know why a police officer fatally shot Justine Damond, and she has called for a speedy investigation, the... More »

Woman Soon to Be Wed Calls 911, Is Killed by Police

Minnesota department investigating fatal shooting of Justine Damond

(Newser) - A month after the acquittal of the officer in the Philando Castile shooting , Minneapolis police have another high-profile fatality on their hands. A 40-year-old woman due to be married next month was shot to death by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a noise in the alley... More »

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