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  • Judge allows 2nd-degree murder charge in Noor case (Justine Damond Murder)

    12/07/2018 5:37:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/7/18 | Ben Rodgers
    A judge is allowing prosecutors to add a second-degree murder charge against Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk, according to court records. Judge Kathryn Quaintance signed an order allowing an amended complaint Friday. In the order, Quaintance stated, "the State argued that a sufficient basis exists for the additional charge." Last week, prosecutors argued that since Noor is already charged with third-degree murder, three of the four elements of a second-degree charge are satisfied. Their petition argued the shooting also satisfied the fourth element - that Noor intended to kill Ruszczyk. Noor and his...
  • Prosecutors petition to add 2nd-degree murder charge against Noor (Justine Damond Murder)

    12/01/2018 4:36:40 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/30/18 | KSTP Staff
    Prosecutors are seeking to add a second-degree murder charge against the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk. A court filing states that since Mohamed Noor is already charged with third-degree murder, three of the four elements of a second-degree charge are satisfied. The filing argues the shooting also satisfies the fourth element - that Noor intended to kill Ruszczyk. "The circumstances surrounding the crime show that the defendant acted with the intent to kill," prosecutors wrote. "He fired at Ms. Ruszczyk from no more than six feet away. He fired with tragic accuracy, managing to send a...
  • Mohamed Noor To Go To Trial In Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s Death

    09/27/2018 5:52:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/27/18 | Reg Chapman
    A Hennepin County judge says the case against former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor will go forward. The former Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond last year. The Australian native had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her southwest Minneapolis home. Noor’s attorneys say he acted reasonably when he shot Ruszczyk Damond. They’re asking the judge to dismiss the charges. However, prosecutors say Noor acted recklessly in using deadly force. Noor’s defense attorneys filed motions they hoped would lead to the case against their client being dismissed. Instead, they sat with the former Minneapolis...
  • Murder Case Against Ex-Officer Mohamed Noor Heads Back to Court

    09/26/2018 4:50:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/26/18 | AP
    Attorneys head to court Thursday to argue over whether a criminal case should go forward against a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor’s attorneys maintain he acted reasonably July 15, 2017, when he shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond. They’ve asked the judge to dismiss the charges. But prosecutors say Noor acted recklessly in using deadly force against Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and dual citizen who was engaged to be married. Here's a look at the issues in...
  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • Mohamed Noor’s Attorneys File Response Disputing State’s Claims of Red Flags (Damond murder)

    09/12/2018 5:18:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/12/18 | Theresa Malloy and Ben Rodgers
    Lawyers for the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Damond have filed a response to the state outlining “factual misstatements and mischaracterizations.” Mohamed Noor’s attorneys dispute several items brought up in the state’s court filing last week, including a motor vehicle stop on May 18, 2017, four training days and “misleading discussion” of his psych evaluation. Noor’s lawyers want this information declared inadmissible in court and not considered for probable cause. In Wednesday’s filing, the lawyers call the state's claims “disgraceful” and “inaccurate," stating that “these lies by omission and clear misstatements of fact actively...
  • County Attorney's Office Supports Noor's Bid for Stay in Civil Lawsuit (Justine Damond murder)

    09/11/2018 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/11/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is asking a federal court judge to grant a request by attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor to have a civil case filed against Noor and others stayed until after his trial on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges has concluded. The request was filed in August in U.S. District Court. The family of Justine Damond - the Australian woman killed in the July 2017 shooting - has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Noor, partner Matthew Harrity, former police chief Janee Harteau, current police chief Medaria Arradondo and the city. In...
  • Court Documents: Prosecutors Say Noor Showed a Reckless Disregard For Human Life (Damond murder)

    09/05/2018 8:23:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/5/18 | Ana Lastra
    Hennepin County prosecutors say a now-former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Damond in July 2017 showed a reckless disregard for human life, citing his response to previous police calls and his training records. Prosecutors filed documents Wednesday detailing Mohamed Noor's psychological evaluation prior to becoming an officer and his actions during a call hours before he killed Damond. Those training records are contained in the new filings. They offer the first glimpse of Noor's behavior and personal insights while he was preparing to become an officer. During Noor's 2015 psychological evaluation, he self-reported that "... he disliked...
  • Judge denies request to seal filing in Noor case (Justine Damond murder)

    09/05/2018 5:19:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    MPR News ^ | 9/5/18 | Jon Collins
    A Hennepin County District Judge has denied a motion to place a court filing under seal in the case of former Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor, who faces a trial in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk. The request by Noor's attorneys would have sealed a motion they filed last month. The attorneys had asked the court to suppress Noor's psychological records obtained in two search warrants. Judge Kathryn Quaintance wrote in her decision on Tuesday that Noor's attorneys argued in private on Aug. 19 that sealing a suppression motion and "correlating exhibits" are necessary to protect "confidential and medically privileged"...
  • Noor Seeks Stay in Civil Lawsuit (Justine Damond murder)

    08/16/2018 4:21:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer is seeking to have a civil case filed against himself and others stayed until after his trial on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges has concluded. Mohamed Noor filed a request for a stay Thursday in U.S. District Court. The family of Justine Damond - the woman killed in the July 2017 shooting - filed a lawsuit in federal court last month against Noor, partner Matthew Harrity, former police chief Janee Harteau, current police chief Medaria Arradondo and the city. In the lawsuit, Damond's father, John...
  • Ex-officer's Lawyers Want Charges Dismissed in Damond Death

    08/16/2018 7:19:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/15/18 | AP
    Defense attorneys want charges dismissed against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year. Attorneys for ex-officer Mohamed Noor argue in motions filed Wednesday that the charges should be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct and lack of probable cause. Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach who was engaged to be married. She was killed after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault. Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Damond...
  • Lawsuit: Damond's Family Claims Former Minneapolis Police Officer, Partner 'Inexperienced'

    07/23/2018 9:19:02 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/23/18 | KSTP Staff
    The family of Justine Damond filed a lawsuit Monday against the city and key figures in the case of her death. Damond died just over a year ago when she was fatally shot by former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. In the lawsuit, Damond's father, John Ruszczyk, claims the defendants violated the Fourth and 14th Amendments. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $200 million from Noor, Officer Matthew Harrity, the city of Minneapolis, former Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, and current Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. The lawsuit states Damond "suffered the loss of her enjoyment of life, including marrying,...
  • Memorials Planned for 1-Year Anniversary of Justine Damond's Death

    07/14/2018 10:55:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/14/18 | KSTP Staff
    Saturday, family and friends will gather to remember Justine Damond, the woman killed in a high-profile officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis. Sunday will mark one year since Damond's death. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a memorial park bench will be dedicated to Damond at Minnehaha Creek. Family members say that's where Damond and her fiance Don first expressed their love for one another. After that, 51st Street near the alley where Damond died will be closed off so people can reflect and remember her. Later in Australia, Damond's family will hold a vigil as the sun rises Sunday morning there. Damond was...
  • 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...
  • DeWine Took Funds From Members of Jihad-Tied Mosque in 2006

    05/02/2018 11:05:41 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 31 replies
    Breit Bart ^ | 1 May 18 | Neil Munro
    Mike DeWine, a GOP primary candidate for the Ohio gubernatorial race, agreed to attend a 2006 fundraiser with members of a local mosque that was tightly tied to a militant Egypt-born Islamic cleric. Internet archives show that the Noor Islamic Culture Center in Dublin, Ohio, said on its website: On Teusady, April 18Th, Senator Mike DeWine had the opportunity to meet with rpresentative members of NOOR community. They discussed several issues that interst our community. The archives show that the mosque’s website posted several pictures of the fundraiser:
  • 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...
  • Cop Who Shot Bride-To-Be Is Charged With Murder

    03/20/2018 5:09:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/20/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    <p>The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be was charged with murder and manslaughter, according to a report Tuesday.</p> <p>Officer Mohamed Noor, 31 — who allegedly killed 40-year-old Justine Damond of Minneapolis in July — was booked into Hennepin County jail at 11:16 a.m., according to the Minnesota Star Tribune.</p>
  • 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...
  • Judge Rules Officer Does Not Have to Answer Questions About Justine Damond in Separate Case

    03/12/2018 4:51:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/12/18 | Josh Rosenthal
    A federal judge ruled Monday that Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor will not have to answer questions about the shooting death of Justine Damond in a separate court battle that also involves allegations of police misconduct. Noor is one of three Minneapolis police officers accused of forcing their way into a woman's home two months before the Damond incident. The woman, Teresa Graham, claims the officers violated her constitutional rights by sending her to the hospital against her will while alleging she was in the throes of a mental health crisis. Graham's attorney, Jordan Kushner, argued the two incidents could...
  • Jury selection begins in trial of Noor Salman, widow of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen

    03/01/2018 6:16:02 AM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1 March 2018 | Gal Tziperman Lotan and Krista Torralva
    Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of the Pulse shooter's widow. Jury selection is under way this morning in downtown Orlando in the case against Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband in supporting a foreign terror organization, the Islamic State, and obstructing justice. Her husband was killed by police hours after he began shooting in the Orlando club June 12, 2016, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more. About 5 a.m. Bob Kunst of Miami Beach parked across the federal courthouse in Orlando, armed with...