Crime, News, State/Region — March 20, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Minneapolis Police Officer Charged in July 2017 Shooting

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Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting of Australian Justine Damond from July 2017. A warrant for Noor was put out Tuesday for his arrest and he turned himself in shortly after noon. Noor’s charges are “for perpetrating and eminently dangerous act” (third-degree murder) and for “culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk” (second-degree manslaughter). He was fired Tuesday by the department after his arrest, as he had been on paid leave since the event while it was investigated. Damond’s family released a statement calling the decision a “step towards justice” in the case of Damond’s death. Noor is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

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