No final determinations on jury, media concerns in Mohammed Noor trial

Opening statements expected early this week

April 06, 2019 - 10:48 am

Jury selection is expected to wrap up this week in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.  

He's charged in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman.  

Also expected soon is a ruling by the judge in the case whether graphic body cam footage and autopsy photos will be made public during the trial.  

Hennepin County Judge Kathryn Quaintance Friday heard arguments from media organizations who believe that evidence should not be shielded.  

The judge says the photos are too graphic to be made public, adding yesterday that audio and transcripts will provide accurate details of the shooting.

Noor faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Justine Damond.

The woman was shot after calling police about a possible homicide in the alley behind the south Minneapolis house where she was living.

Defense attorneys say Noor was acting in self-defense when he fired his weapon from an MPD squard car passenger's seat through the driver's side door.


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