Fiancé of Australian woman killed by police seeks answers

Fiancé of Australian woman killed by police seeks answers

Fiancé of Australian woman killed by police seeks answers

The shooting took place when two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the BCA.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing three anonymous sources, reported that one of the pair of responding officers shot a pajama-wearing Damond through the window of the police vehicle, after she had approached the driver's side window to talk to the other officer.

Noor, 31, joined the police department in 2015, having previously worked in property management in Minneapolis and St. Louis, the Star Tribune reported. The probe into her shooting turned on Monday to why the officers' body cameras were not on at the time.

Both officers are now on standard administrative leave.

Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, has two open complaints against him and was recently named in a lawsuit. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now investigating the incident and noted that they are still in the early stages. Chalk drawings on the driveway where they gathered said she would be remembered as "a loving woman, a light to everyone".

Justine Ruszczyk, who was using the last name Damond, was described as a spiritual healer who led meditation workshops in the local community, NBC News reported.

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"Basically, my mom's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know, and I demand answers", he said.

"Justine, our daughter, was so special to us and to so many others", her father, John, told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Bicking said he favored a policy in which there would be less officer discretion for when the cameras should be turned on and off.

Two police officers responded and one of them killed Ruszczyk.

Bicking says Minneapolis has not posted data about body cam failures, but he says officers are required to check to make sure they are working at the beginning of each shift.

"I also want to assure you that I understand why so many people have so many questions at this point", Harteau said in a statement Monday.

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The fiance of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend said he and his family are desperate for information about the case.

Damond studied to be a veterinarian but later became a yoga instructor and life coach.

Ruszczyk was originally from Australia, but had lived in the United States since April 2014, a source who knew her said.

"I demand answers. If anybody can help, just call police and demand answers", said her stepson, Zach, according to the paper.

For now, though, focus in the US has turned to the questions that remain unanswered - including why the two Minneapolis police officers didn't have their body cameras turned on during the shooting.

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