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Minnesota Cop Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter in Killing of Australian Woman

HeadlineMay 01, 2019

In Minnesota, a jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, an Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Noor, who was seated in the passenger seat, shot Ruszczyk through the open driver’s-side window of the vehicle as she approached his police cruiser in her pajamas. This is Justine’s father, John Ruszczyk, speaking after the verdict.

John Ruszczyk: “Justine was killed by a police officer, an agent of the state. We believe he was properly charged with a crime. The jury has returned a verdict of guilty on murder three and manslaughter two. We are satisfied with the outcome.”

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