Minneapolis will pay family of Justine Damond $20 million

Historic settlement reached in civil lawsuit filed by family of woman killed by police

Adam Carter
May 03, 2019 - 12:46 pm

In an historic settlement, the City of Minneapolis has agreed to pay the family of Justine Ruszczyk Damond $20,000,000.

Damond was the Australian native shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor in July of 2017, and Noor and his partner responded to Damond's 911 call about a possible assault behind her South Minneapolis home. 

On Tuesday, Noor was found guilty by a Hennepin County jury of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  He'll be sentenced next month.

Damond's family had filed a civil-rights lawsuit, seeking $50,000,000.  

As part of the settlement, $18,000,000 will go the Ruszczyk Damond family, and $2,000,000 will go to the Minneapolis Foundation For Safe Communities. 

This is the largest police payout in Minnesota history.   

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