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

Victim's fiance says he is 'devastated'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2017 2:54 AM CDT
Updated Jul 18, 2017 6:27 AM CDT
Cop in Minneapolis Shooting Has 3 Complaints on File
Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017.   (Stephen Govel/ via AP)

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 Star Tribune reports. Damond, 40, was shot dead after her fiance says she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. The officer involved has been identified as Mohamed Noor, who joined the force in 2015 and has three complaints against him on file, reports KSTP. The two officers at the scene did not have their body cameras turned on and there are no other known witnesses to the shooting.

Damond was reportedly shot in the abdomen after approaching the arriving squad car in her pajamas. Don Damond, her American fiance, said Monday that the family has been told almost nothing about the shooting. "Our hearts are broken and we are utterly devastated by the loss of Justine," he said, per the BBC. "Sadly her family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived." Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is handling the investigation, says more information will be released after it interviews Noor and partner Matthew Harrity, a community service officer who was reportedly speaking to Damond, who was due to be married in August, when she was shot. More here. (More Justine Damond stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.