An Australian woman, age 40, was shot and killed in an alley near her home on July 15. Office Mohamed Noor shot the woman, Justine Ruszczuk after she had called 911 to report a sexual assault. CNN reported that little information about the shooting has been released and investigators haven’t given any indication why Justine was shot.
Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, responded to the call and both officers had body cameras, but neither one was on. So, what is the point of the cameras if they officers don’t use them? Justine was a dual citizen of Australia and the United States – she was engaged to be married in August to Don Damond.
Harrity and Noor are both on administrative leave, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is in charge of the investigation. So far, there were no weapons found at the scene of the shooting.
Noor, according to court records, is already under investigation for alleged battery and false imprisonment of a woman this past May. The woman who filed the complaint had called the police when she found a stranger sitting on her porch smoking marijuana.
The police arrived, and the situation was resolved. Later that night, the police, including Noor returned to check on her because her family was concerned she was having a mental breakdown.
At one point, Noor grabbed the woman’s hand and wrist to immobilize her. I don’t know, seems like Noor was doing his job during the first incident, but we will have to wait and see what the investigation turns up with the second. Share away, people.