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Damond family lawsuit delayed while Noor case proceeds

Former MPD officer charged in Austrailian women's 2017 shooting death

October 02, 2018 - 11:15 am

   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawsuit filed by the family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer last year has been put on hold while a criminal case against the officer proceeds.

   US Magistrate Judge Tony Leung ruled Tuesday that the $50 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of Justine Ruszczyk Damond will be delayed until the state's case against Mohamed Noor is resolved through a dismissal, an acquittal or a sentencing.

   Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with the July 15, 2017 shooting.

   Prosecutors say he shot Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

   He is scheduled to go to trial starting April 1.