Ex-Officer Mohamed Noor Enters No Plea In Damond Killing

Ex-Officer Mohamed Noor Enters No Plea In Damond Killing

Noor has been living with his parents on $US500,000 bail over the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges.

Former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk Damond after she called 911 to report a possible assault a year ago is due to appear in court.

Noor and his attorneys navigated a media scrum as they left the Hennepin County Government Center after a brief hearing Tuesday morning.

Both officers drew their weapons inside the squad vehicle, and Noor fired a shot from the passenger's seat, striking Damond in the abdomen and killing her. She had called to report noises that sounded to her like a possible sexual assault nearby. She died minutes later and her death drew global headlines, sparked protests in the city against police brutality and also led to accusations of racism in the prosecution of Mr Noor, whose supporters argue is being targeted because he is a black Muslim.

More news: Sir Alex Ferguson 'sitting up and talking' after brain haemorrhage

She was killed just weeks before the couple were due to be married, but had already taken her partner's name.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said there is no evidence that Noor encountered a threat that justified using deadly force. He was out of town on a business trip on the night of her death.

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman is expected to enter a not guilty plea on Tuesday. Race is a central issue and protests involving Black Lives Matter and other groups are common.

Related Articles