Questions remain surrounding fatal Minnesota police shooting, Australians stunned

Posted July 19, 2017

Noor, 31, joined the police department in 2015, having previously worked in property management in Minneapolis and St. Louis, the Star Tribune reported.

Justine Damond was shot to death after calling 911 to report a sexual assault nearby. The officers' body cameras where reportedly off at the time of the shooting, despite the body camera program being in place precinct-wide in Minneapolis. Bicking says once Noor fired at Damond policy required that one if not both of the officers turn on their body cams.

Noor has since hired a lawyer, Thomas Plunkett, who said in a statement that Noor moved to the U.S.at a young age and found his calling as a cop.

3 p.m.: City records confirm that Noor has three complaints filed against him.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting, a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman tells PEOPLE. Chalk drawings on the driveway where they gathered said she would be remembered as "a loving woman, a light to everyone".

Chilling new audio has been released of the moments before and after the police shooting of Damond, formerly Justine Ruszczyk, a trained veterinarian and motivational healer who grew up on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The BCA says the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has conducted its autopsy and will formally release her identity and cause of death, once all family notifications have been completed.

Justine's fiancé, Don Damond was away on a business trip at the time of the fatal shooting. The squad camera didn't capture the incident, authorities said.

The two officers' body cams were not switched on and footage from the police vehicle failed to capture the incident.

Noor had been sued earlier this year after a May 25 incident in which he and other officers took a woman to the hospital on a mental health hold. "I ask that they (state investigators) give us as much information as they can as quickly as possible".

Ms Damond, nee Justine Ruszczyk, taught meditation classes at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community.

An #Australian woman, who hated the gun culture in the #United States, called 911 on Saturday to report a possible assault. "And then the next thing I know they take my best friend's life", he said. "This is a tragedy-for the family, for a neighborhood I know well, and for our whole city".

"Our lives are forever changed for knowing her".

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said on Facebook that she was "heartsick and deeply disturbed" by the shooting and she has questions about why the officers had not turned on their body cams.

She told a news conference: "I share the same questions other people have about why we don't have body camera footage of it, and I hope to get answers to that in the days coming".