With jurors on the spot, the opening of the statement was scheduled Tuesday at a trial over a former police officer in Minneapolis who shot and killed an blind woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape on the alley for her home. A 33-year-old Nur, who is an American in Somalia, is accused of murder and murder in July 2017 of the death of Justine Ruschik Damonda, a 40-year-old Australian-Australian civilian who was shot when she approached his detachment.
took a week to choose a jury. After 75 potential jurors responded to questions about their views on Somali and police officers, as well as their experience in working with firearms, training in the workplace and other issues, 1
Six jurors are colored people, including two Filipino men Ethiopian men and a Pakistani woman.
Damon, who was white, was a life coach and was about to marry a month after her death. On that night, when she was shot, she called twice for 911 before Noor and his partner, officer Matthew Harith, arrived.
Harriet told the investigator that he was driving a police SUV when he heard a voice and a knock and saw someone on the street his window. Harriet said he was shocked and thought that his life was in danger. He said that he heard the noise and returned to see that Nur, in a passenger seat, shot a gun and hit Damonda, who was in her pajamas. Officers did not turn on their body camera until the shooting, and there was no video from the squad.
The prosecutor accused Norah of deliberate murder of the second degree, the murder of the third degree and the murder of a second degree. he faced a threat that justified death. They must prove that he acted unreasonably when shooting at Damonda.
The Minnesota Act allows the police to use the lethal force to protect themselves or their partners from death or major bodily harm; Attorneys at Nura said they intend to argue that he used intelligent force and acted in the field of self-defense.
The lawyers of Nura did not say if he would testify. If he does, prosecutors will be able to put some evidence that the defense wanted to avoid the state, including the fact that he refused to talk with investigators. They could also raise the psychological test for 2015, which showed that Nuru does not like being around people and it's difficult for them to face others. Despite this trial, the psychiatrist found him fit for a cadet officer.
The shooting, which received international attention, raised the issue of Nura training. The police chief defended Nura training, but the boss was forced to resign after a few days. The shooting also led to changes in the Department's policy on camera use.
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