Police chief in USA city quits after fatal shooting


The search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio doesn't specifically say that the woman was Justine Damond, but: "Upon police arrival, a female "slaps" the back of the patrol squad".

Attorney Bob Bennett was hired last week by the family of Justine Damond, who was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Department Officer Mohamad Noor earlier this month.

The redacted records still raise more questions than answers about their performance as police officers and if their conduct ever came into question while in the field. In September that year, he received a letter saying he passed his Peace Officer Licensing Examination and was eligible to become a licensed, sworn officer.

Mr Damond is frustrated by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor's wall of silence since killing Ms Ruszczyk, 40, with a shot to the stomach, Mr Hyder said.

Authorities are still piecing together what happened in that alley, although Harrity has told investigators that he was startled by a loud sound near the police vehicle moments before Noor fired his gun.

The search warrant did not say if the slap was the loud noise.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now investigating the situation.

Don Damond, who is also Australian, told Justine to call 911 and stayed on the phone with his fiancé until the police arrived. Department sources told the StarTribune that some officers have gone to Kroll with their frustrations over what they consider to be a lack of support for Noor, who is Black.

In Harteau's resignation letter, she said the recent police shootings have caused her "to engage in deep reflection".

The union representing the city's more than 860 police officers has been noticeably quiet on the matter, however, leaving many locals scratching their heads. "He was very suited to be on the street".

Ruszczyk's death didn't lead to street protests, but protesters drowned out Hodges when she tried to announce the replacement chief Friday night at city hall.

Thompson was wearing a baseball cap bearing the name "Philando" - Philando Castile was the young black man who was shot and killed by St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez in July 2016.

While other police study a two-year degree in criminal justice before commencing field training, Noor, 31, was placed in an accelerated program because he already had a business degree.

Following the police department's release on Monday of Noor's personnel file, KSTP asked a police commander with years of experience hiring and training officers for his assessment of Noor's qualifications.

No awards or commendations are listed on his record and there are three complaints against him - one dismissed and two are pending.