Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change

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In the minutes before being shot on Saturday, Ms. Damond, whose legal name was Justine Ruszczyk, called 911 twice, according to transcripts released by the Minneapolis police.

Ms Damond called her American fiance Don Damond several times alarmed by the sounds and a decision was made to call the police, the lawyer said.

The police chief's comments seem to distance her department from Noor.

Investigators examining the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer say they want to talk to a bicyclist who stopped and watched as officers gave medical aid to the woman.

The department had only had the body cameras for eight months, so it was "not second nature" for them, she said.

"We do have more information, though it's frustrating to have some of the picture but not all of it", she said. The chief had been out of town on a personal trip and faced questions about her absence since the shooting. "There are questions that need to be answered", she said.

The police chief is working to regain the community's trust at this point and the chief reassured Damond's family that she will do everything in her power to make sure justice is served for Damond, Yuccas reports.

"These were the actions and judgments of one individual", she said. That followed the death of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill black man who had been sleeping in a downtown park when an officer shot him 14 times in 2014. Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says the policy which governs camera use is under review.

"In the meantime, we ask that you give us time to grieve in private and to support each other at this very hard time".

Damond had called for help at 11:27 p.m. and reported sounds that she believed was a possible sexual assault, said the Star Tribune. The lawsuit claims Noor and other officers violated the woman's rights when they entered her home without permission and Noor grabbed her wrist and upper arm.

As the sun began to set, gatherers chanted anti-violence messages, including: "She called 911", "No justice".

In a blog post, Hodges calls that unacceptable. They were due to be married in August.

Bennett said Justine Damond's family wants justice, including changes in police protocols. Bennett strongly disputed the suggestion from an attorney for Noor's partner that the two officers might reasonably have feared an ambush. He said the Damond shooting stands apart from other cases he's handled because the victim appears totally blameless. Both officers were wearing body cameras, but for some reason neither camera was turned on.

Damond, 40, died at the scene.

Damond had called local police because of a possible rape in her neighborhood.

"He has a story to tell that no one else can tell", she said.

The family of the unarmed woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer hired a top Twin Cities attorney to represent them. She said she would prefer that he speaks about the incident either to the department's internal investigators or the BCA.

Last year, 32-year-old Philando Castile was killed by an officer during a traffic stop in a nearby suburb after he told the officer he was armed.

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter, spurring protests.

Noor could still be forced to if police ordered a "garrity" - where an employee can be ordered to give a statement.

Noor hasn't provided his explanation for what happened Saturday when he fired a shot from the passenger seat of a squad auto and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond.

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