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  • At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative

    06/16/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 06/15/2018 | Andy Mannix
    Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested over the past three years that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people using the powerful tranquilizer ketamine, at times over the protests of those being drugged, and in some cases when no apparent crime was committed, a city report shows. On multiple occasions, in the presence of police, Hennepin Healthcare EMS workers injected suspects of crimes and others who already appeared to be restrained, according to the report, and the ketamine caused heart or breathing failure, requiring them to be medically revived. Several people given ketamine had to be intubated. These are among the...
  • Minneapolis Police To Halt Marijuana Sting Arrests

    06/08/2018 4:42:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Bill Hudson
    From January to May, undercover officers made over 100 arrests, including 47 for felony sale of marijuana. “If you sell one gram of marijuana, it’s a felony drug sale,” said Hennepin County chief public defender Mary Moriarty. She says 46 of the 47 people charged in the crackdown were black. Many of them were also poor and homeless, dealing a gram or two just to get by. “Do they deserve to get felony drug charges simply because they are less fortunate than say kids on college campuses,” Moriarty said. Facing criticism over the arrest numbers, Minneapolis’ Police Chief Medaria Arradondo...
  • Millions of dollars in suitcases fly out of MSP, but why?

    05/15/2018 9:02:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox 9 (Minneapolis) ^ | 05/13/2018 | Jeff Baillon
    For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program. This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year. The Fox 9 Investigators reporting is based on public records and nearly a dozen government sources who have direct knowledge of what is happening.
  • Ex-officer who killed Australian woman to appear in court (MN)

    05/08/2018 5:49:52 AM PDT · by texas booster · 36 replies
    Minnesota StarTribune ^ | May 8 2018 | None Listed
    A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer after she called 911 to report a possible assault is scheduled to appear in court. Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15 killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. An omnibus hearing will be held Tuesday in Hennepin County .... Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Damond through the open driver's side window after she approached the vehicle. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said there is no evidence that Noor encountered a threat...
  • Noor Intends to Plead Not Guilty; Argue Self Defense, Reasonable Force (Damond murder)

    04/25/2018 1:24:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/25/18 | Ben Rodgers
    The former Minneapolis police officer charged for fatally shooting Justine Damond last July plans to plead not guilty, using self-defense and reasonable force as a defense during trial, according to court documents. Mohamed Noor's intent to plead not guilty was included in a Rule 9 Disclosure that was filed in Hennepin County Wednesday. Noor was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in March. He posted bail with conditions on March 22 and was released from the Hennepin County Jail. He is scheduled to appear for an omnibus hearing on May 8. If convicted of third-degree murder, he could face...
  • FBI agent charged with leaking classified documents to media

    03/28/2018 5:00:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Justice Department has filed charges against a former FBI agent accusing him of leaking classified documents to a news outlet. Terry Albury, whom Minnesota Public Radioreported worked on counterterrorism matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stands accused of two counts — “knowingly and willfully” transmitting national defense information to The Intercept, and refusing to hand over a document related to terrorism recruitment. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, officials filed a two-page felony information document, which the paper described as “a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea.” The documents Mr. Albury is accused of giving to the...
  • Justice Dept. charges Minnesota FBI agent for leaking secret document to news outlet

    03/28/2018 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Stephen Montemayor
    A former Minneapolis FBI agent has been charged after allegedly leaking secret documents to a national news reporter, according to federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota this week. The charges, filed by prosecutors for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, are the first to come in Minnesota since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a broad crackdown on government leaks last year. A two-page felony information, a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea, outlines two counts filed against Terry J. Albury of unlawfully disclosing and retaining national defense information. Albury is accused of sharing a document on assessing...
  • Officer who shot unarmed white homeowner in her own yard is black Somali-American Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 1:28:25 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 83 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/17/2017 | Carmine sabia
    The police officer who shot unarmed, white Australian woman Justine Damond has been identified. Police sources have named the shooter as Officer Mohamed Noor, according to Kare 11. The officer started on the force in 2015 and, at the time of the shooting, had two outstanding complaints against him, Kare 11’s Lou Raguse tweeted.
  • Shooting of MN Woman By Somali Cop Mohamed Noor While She Was Talking to His Partner

    07/18/2017 10:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 7-18-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: "AUDIO RELEASED=> Shooting of MN Woman By Somali Cop Mohamed Noor While She Was Talking to His Partner"Somali American police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond dead this past weekend. Mohamed Noor reached over his partner and shot Damond dead while she was speaking to his partner. Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home. Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer after calling 911 to report a possible assault in an alley behind...
  • Governor Calls Prosecutor For Justine Damond Shooting 'Destructive'

    01/06/2018 12:11:21 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    themaven ^ | HollyMatkin
    Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton defended the state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Friday, after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told an activist group that investigators “haven’t done their job” in investigating the officer-involved shooting death of Justine Damond. The prosecutor cast blame on the BCA while speaking to an activist group at a union holiday reception on Wednesday, WCCO reported. He said he was tasked with determining whether or not Officer Mohamed Noor was justified when he shot Damond, but that officers had not provided him with the information he needed to make a decision. “I’ve...
  • Justine Damond’s shooting death case could see a cruel fate

    08/16/2017 11:51:53 AM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | uly 27, 2017 4:02pm | Mathew Murphy
    JUSTINE Damond’s killer cop doesn’t have to talk about why he shot her — but if he wants to keep his job, he will be compelled. The Star Tribune reports that Officer Mohamed Noor has a constitutional right not to talk with anyone pursuing possible criminal charges in her shooting death. But if the Minneapolis Police Department opens an internal investigation, the law will force him to talk if he wants to keep working as a police officer. However, if he gives a statement there’s another cruel twist. It can never be used in a criminal case. In Minnesota, public...
  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    07/20/2017 11:47:23 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 48 replies
    Mic ^ | 7/20/17 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton. The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutality and the need for police reform. Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark....
  • Neighbour of Justine Damond’s killer gives shocking new insight into his behaviour

    07/22/2017 10:00:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | Jul 21, 2017 | Sarah Blake
    In a blog post Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote the shooting should never have happened... Mayor Hodges’ comments come as it was revealed the cop who shot Ms Damond dead, Mohamed Noor, is known in the townhouse complex where his large family lives as quick-tempered, “jumpy” and “extremely nervous”. Forklift driver Chris Miller, 49, has lived next door for the past two years and said he wasn’t surprised to learn Noor was the policeman making international headlines for firing on Ms Damond after she called 911 about what she thought was a sexual assault in the alley behind her house....
  • Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous' [says lawyer]

    07/20/2017 10:00:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis says suggestions officers feared an ambush were "ludicrous". Robert Bennett said Justine Damond was in her pyjamas when she approached them and "was not a threat to anyone". Ms Damond was shot after approaching two officers in their car on Saturday after reporting a suspected rape. Mr Bennett has acted in similar cases, including the high-profile police shooting of Philando Castile in 2016. Fred Bruno, the lawyer for Matthew Harrity, whose partner killed Ms Damond, 40, had said: "It is reasonable to assume an officer...
  • Muslim killer-cop’s story falls apart: Justine Damond’s neighbors heard no loud noises

    09/03/2017 1:29:24 PM PDT · by joma89 · 42 replies
    PamalaGeller.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pamala Geller
    Mohamed Noor said he was “startled” by a loud noise. He sounds little a little girl (and a liar). That notwithstanding, neighbors said, they heard nothing. Pajama-clad Justine Damond was unarmed when Mohamed Noor fired multiple shots and shot her dead. She died at the scene. From the Daily Telegraph: (thanks to Scott) http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/family-of-us-cop-mohamed-noor-say-officer-mistakenly-shot-justine-damond/news-story/f1fceb1b41f4c9494e136365861e1d02
  • Decision Made in Damond Case; Noor Listed on Hennepin County Jail Roster

    03/20/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/20/18 | Rebecca Omastiak and Joe Augustine
    Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot Justine Damond last July, is now listed on the jail roster in Hennepin County and county attorney Mike Freeman has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. According to the roster, he is being held on possible third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Damond's family issued the following statement: Justine’s family in Australia and the US applaud today’s decision to criminally charge Officer Noor with Justine’s murder as one step toward justice for this iniquitous act. While we waited over eight months to come to...
  • Australian woman shot dead by Minneapolis police after calling to report possible crime

    07/17/2017 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Mariner · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17th, 2017 | Unattributed
    An Australian woman engaged to marry an American next month was shot and killed by a Minneapolis cop Saturday night after calling police to report an incident, leading her family and investigators to question what caused the deadly shooting. The woman, identified as Justine Damond, 40, was killed in the late-night shooting in the city's Fulton neighborhood, Fox 9 reported. She reportedly had called to report an assault. “Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue S. just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday,” the state Bureau of...
  • Fast-track training put officer Mohamed Noor on Minneapolis police force

    07/23/2017 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The officer who fatally shot Justine Damond graduated in 2015 from the city’s accelerated police cadet program. The seven-month training is a quicker, nontraditional route to policing aimed at helping those who already have a college degree enter law enforcement. The Minneapolis program covers tuition at Hennepin Technical College and pays trainees a $20-an-hour salary with benefits while they work to get licensed. After that their salary bumps up. Some law enforcement professionals say the cadet program and others like it are exactly what policing needs — a way to attract more diverse people with broader life experiences.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Killer cop says he shot Justine Damond because he was 'startled' by her [tr]

    07/19/2017 12:39:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2017 | Shekhar Bhatia
    Killer policeman Mohamed Noor has said he was 'startled' by his victim Justine Damond seconds before he opened fire. The cop has told friends about why he gunned down the bride-to-be, 40, in his first account of what happened Saturday night. DailyMail.com has spoken to those friends to reveal for the first time his account of what happened that night.
  • KATE STEINLE and JUSTINE DIAMOND

    01/06/2018 3:09:40 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    JUSTINE DIAMOND and her muslim murderer. KATE STEINLE and her illegal alien murderer.