Bodycam footage may be shown at Minneapolis officer’s trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors may introduce body camera video as early as Wednesday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman.
Mohamed Noor faces murder and manslaughter charges in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor shot her when she approached his squad car minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
The body camera footage doesn’t capture the shooting because Noor and his partner hadn’t activated their cameras. But it does capture the aftermath as officers tried to save Damond.
The judge in the case sought to keep the media and public from seeing the footage, but she reversed herself after media outlets filed a legal challenge.