Officer Mohammed Noor (left) arrives with his attorney


Judge denies request for cameras, recorders in Noor trial

Former MPD officer accused in 2017 shooting death of Australian woman

February 26, 2019 - 6:18 am

The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Austrailian woman in 2017 will be held without audio or video recordings.

Several media outlets had requested permission to record the proceedings of Mohammed Noor's trial when it starts on April 1.

The ruling by Hennepin County judge Kathryn Quaintance was revealed on Monday.

Under Minnesota law, the recording of court proceedings is not allowed unless both parties consent.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in Noor's case both objected to visual and audio coverage.

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It was in July 2017 when Justine Ruszczyk Damond was shot and killed in the alleyway behind the home where she lived in south Minneapolis.

The woman had called 911 about a possible assault happening in the area.

According to police reports, she went outside and after approaching a Minneapolis police car was shot and killed by Noor, who was responding to her call along with his partner.

Noor was in the passenger's seat when he fired his weapon through the drivers' side door.

He was fired by the MPD and the woman's family filed suit.



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