The fatal shooting of Justine Damond by Mohamed Noor

Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who called Minneapolis police on July 15, 2017, to report a possible assault in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home, was fatally shot by officer Mohamed Noor.

Attorneys representing ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed dozens of letters from community members supporting their case for probation i

Dozens of supporters file letters supporting probation for Mohamed Noor in Justine Damond killing

June 5, 2019
A Minneapolis police supervisor who testified at Noor's murder trial wrote in support of a lighter sentence.
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, walked into the Hennepin County Courthouse for the verdict in the shooting death of Justine Ru

Noor guilty of third-degree murder, manslaughter in killing of Justine Damond

May 1, 2019
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Mpls. agrees to pay $20 million in death of Justine Damond

May 4, 2019
The settlement with her family comes the same week a jury found former officer Mohamed Noor guilty of murder when he shot her in an alley after she had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the area.

State BCA facing intense new scrutiny in wake of Noor trial

May 5, 2019
The state agency that investigates officer-involved shootings is facing intense new scrutiny for alleged missteps in its investigation into the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, as critics ranging from activists to the governor demand answers.

Noor's fate in Damond case is in jury's hands

April 29, 2019
Jurors are debating two versions of the 2017 killing that reverberated around the world: An officer who acted recklessly when he fired at a woman who had called 911, and one who used his training to stop a possible threat to him and his partner.

Surprise Noor witnesses testify about the noises they heard

April 27, 2019
The defense for the former Minneapolis police officer contends that a sudden sound startled the officer before the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Noor breaks silence, recalls making 'split-second decision'

April 26, 2019
Former Minneapolis police officer's testimony marked the first time he has spoken publicly about the night Justine Ruszczyk Damond was killed in her south Minneapolis alley.

As Noor takes stand, clearer biography emerges of former Minneapolis cop

April 26, 2019
Fearing the outbreak of civil war in his native Somalia, Mohamed Noor’s father decided the time had come for his family to flee. So it…

Noor trial: BCA agent is pressed on his probe into sounds before Damond was shot

April 23, 2019
The prosecution aggressively questioned the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension about its inquiry into Justine Damond's killing.

Noor trial testimony: No fingerprints on squad belonged to Damond

April 22, 2019
A fingerprint specialist testified that none of the 51 prints belonged to Justine Ruszczyk Damond. But she said that doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility Damond slapped the vehicle.

Noor trial reveals deep fracture between Mpls. police, County Attorney's Office

April 19, 2019
Experienced attorneys say they have never seen such deep conflict between a law enforcement agency and prosecutor revealed in a Minnesota courtroom.

Noor's former partner testifies he feared for life when silhouette appeared

April 19, 2019
Asked if the use of deadly force would've been premature, officer Matthew Harrity responded yes.

Noor jury sees teen's 29-second video of shooting's aftermath

April 18, 2019
The teenager recorded a 29-second clip of the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

Prosecutors in Noor case query officers about turning off body cams

April 16, 2019
Sgt. Jarrod Kunze took the stand Monday afternoon as Noor's murder trial entered its third week.

Noor trial: Supervisor testifies fear of ambush was on officers' minds

April 12, 2019
After several incidents across the country, officers were on high alert, he said.

'Even very quick' medical intervention would not have saved Justine Damond

April 11, 2019
Jurors heard 911 audio and saw video and photos of the crime scene in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.

Judge's filing offers new details in Damond shooting aftermath

April 10, 2019
Within seconds, Noor's partner rushed from SUV to help Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

'I was in shock': Justine Damond's fiance gives emotional testimony at Noor trial

April 10, 2019
Don Damond was overwhelmed by tears at times when he recalled the night in 2017 Justine was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, who is on trial for murder.

What we learned from the day at the Mohamed Noor trial

April 10, 2019
The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor got underway in earnest Tuesday with  opening statements from the prosecution and defense. The jury…

Judge in Noor case reverses herself; video evidence will be shown to entire courtroom

April 9, 2019
A coalition of media and open government groups opposed Judge Kathryn Quaintance's earlier decision to shield the evidence.

Jury seated in Noor trial; opening statements on Tuesday

April 9, 2019
No one in the pool of 12 men and four women said they followed news of officer-involved shootings, including the 2016 fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

Jurors' implicit biases on minds of attorneys in Noor trial

April 8, 2019
With race expected to play a key role — Noor is black, Damond was white — attorneys have gone to some lengths to tease out racial bias among potential jurors, stemming from news coverage and personal experiences.

Charges against officer Noor resound around Mpls., world

March 21, 2018
Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July. "No charges can bring our Justine back," her family said.

Judge limits media, public access to fired Mpls. officer's murder trial

March 29, 2019
With Mohamed Noor's trial set to begin Monday, Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance cited the need to preserve "order and decorum."

Racial dynamic draws focus in case vs. Noor in Damond killing

March 25, 2018
Some Somali-Americans worried their community, rather than the use of deadly force by an officer, will end up on trial.

You asked, we answered: The charges against officer Mohamed Noor

March 23, 2018
We answer questions such as why the delay in bringing charges and whether the city of Minneapolis is responsible for "fast-tracking" the young officer.

Hours after court appearance, Noor posts bail and leaves jail

March 22, 2018
Prosecutors argued that bail remain high, saying they had "credible evidence" last fall that Mohamed Noor, charged with the murder of Justine Damond, was trying to leave the country.

Cries of 'justice for all' at vigil for Justine Damond

March 21, 2018
About 75 community activists and residents of the neighborhood gathered to say their fight is not over.

Key question: Was Noor fearful during Damond shooting?

March 21, 2018
Noor's partner said he "perceived his life was in danger" and pulled his gun, according to charges.

A moment-by-moment look at when Justine Damond was shot

March 21, 2018
The fatal shot was fired about 2½ minutes after the squad car arrived behind Damond's home.

Read the charges against officer Noor

March 20, 2018
Here is the criminal complaint against Noor related to the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond last July.

When hired, Mohamed Noor was welcome addition to Minneapolis police

March 20, 2018
Noor, 31, was one of nine Somali officers in the department and the first to patrol the Fifth Precinct.

Justine Damond: A life full of 'openness, love and kindness'

March 20, 2018
Friends and neighbors remember the yoga instructor, meditation teacher and soon-to-be-bride.

What we know about the case against officer Mohamed Noor

March 22, 2018
Here are some questions and answers about the charges and what comes next in the case of the police officer charged in the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Let us know your thoughts, questions on Noor case

March 22, 2018
What are you thoughts or questions regarding the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor?

No charges for Minnesota officers in police-involved deaths since 2000

July 7, 2016
Since 2000, at least 148 people in Minnesota have died after being shot, Tased or restrained by a police officer. To date, no officer…
June 25, 2018
Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters in Minnesota since 2000

More than 160 people have died in forceful encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.
August 15, 2017
Retracing the alley scene of Justine Damond shooting

Retracing the alley scene of Justine Damond shooting

A Star Tribune photographer and reporter used a timeline of events given in investigative documents and scanner audio to retraced the officers' route.
August 12, 2017
Johanna Morrow was one of two musicians to play the didgeridoo during Justine Damond’s memorial ceremony Friday night at Lake Harriet Band Shell in

'Justine should not have died,' father tells crowd at memorial

Hundreds of people gathered at the Lake Harriet Band Shell to honor the woman fatally shot last month by a Minneapolis police officer.
August 11, 2017
This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/ shows Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, who was fatally shot by police in Minnea

Event tonight will memorialize woman killed by Minneapolis police

Attendees at Aug. 11 gathering are invited to wear bright blue in Damond's honor.
August 11, 2017
August 7, 2017
Harteau: Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

Harteau: Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

In her first public remarks since returning from a hiking trip in Colorado Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau condemned the actions of officer Mohamed Noor.
August 4, 2017
Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.

BCA gets warrant for officers' training records in Damond shooting

Investigation into Justine Damond shooting continues.
July 30, 2017
Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Complete coverage of Justine Ruszczyk Damond's shooting

Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old woman who called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday was fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.
July 29, 2017
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
Acting Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the department's new body camera policy earlier this week.

New Mpls. body camera policy isn't clear on consequences

The policy lays out punishments ranging from a letter of reprimand to termination.
July 27, 2017
A coalition of black faith and community leaders is calling on Medaria Arradondo to be named Minneapolis' permanent police chief.

Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief

Spike Moss, the Rev. Jerry McAfee and other faith and community leaders addressed reporters at a news conference on Minneapolis' North Side.
July 27, 2017
Livestream: Bridgewater's press conference at Vikings training camp

Livestream: Bridgewater's press conference at Vikings training camp

Teddy Bridgewater will talk about his recovery from last summer's knee injury and more during a press conference at Vikings' training camp in Mankato.
July 27, 2017
As Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges looked on, Acting Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced that Minneapolis police will be required to activate thei

Chief: Minneapolis police will have to turn on body cameras for all calls

The policy change, announced by the mayor and acting police chief, comes in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death. The officers involved did not turn on their body cameras.
July 26, 2017
Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.

Will officer Noor ever have to give a statement on Justine Damond shooting?

He may have to talk with police internal affairs, but that information couldn't be used in a criminal case.
July 26, 2017
Activist Jacquie Henderson, left, greeted Kimberly Handy Jones, center, the mother of Cordale Handy, who was shot by St. Paul police. She was at Tuesd

'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

Also, a search warrant application says someone hit or slapped the police car shortly before Justine Damond was shot.
July 25, 2017
Police reform is suddenly surging to the forefront of the issues defining the race for mayor in Minneapolis after the shooting death of Justine Damond

Police reform debate surges to forefront in Mpls. mayor race

Candidates have raised concerns over body cameras, training and police culture in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death.
July 25, 2017

Minneapolis City Council members to be briefed on police body camera audit

Council briefing comes after Damond shooting not caught on camera.
July 25, 2017
In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Mi

Officer personnel records released in Damond shooting

Newly released personnel records shed some additional light on the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an incident that…
July 24, 2017
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame held a press conference at the Darul Quba Cultural Center on Sunday. ] - July 23, 2017, Minneapolis, MN,

Warsame upset with anti-Somali rhetoric since Damond's death

City Council member reacts to cultural comments after a Somali-American cop shot Justine Damond.
July 23, 2017
Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo, right, listened as Police Chief Janeé Harteau spoke to the media on Thursday.

Medaria Arradondo steps into MPD chief role

Urgent questions abound for the 28-year veteran, who would be the city's first black police chief if he wins the job permanently.
July 23, 2017
In this May 2016 image provided by the city of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Mi

Fast-track training put officer Noor on Mpls. police

The former police chief stood by the training of officer Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed Justine Damond. But not everyone is sold on the process.
July 22, 2017
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, left, with Mayor Betsy Hodges in March.

Tevlin: Police chief's absence spelled the end

Janee Harteau certainly doesn't own all the crises that have tarnished the police force the past few years, but political expediency made her departure inevitable.
July 22, 2017
Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer.

Damond witness steps forward; part of incident said to be filmed

A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, officials say. A source with direct knowledge of the investigation said the witness filmed part of the encounter.
July 22, 2017
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges struggles to explain her decision at a City Hall news conference disrupted by protesters on Friday.

Minneapolis police chief resigns; protesters shout down mayor

Protesters interrupted Mayor Betsy Hodges' news conference at City Hall. Earlier, Hodges said she would name Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo to replace Janeé Harteau, who resigned.