The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2017 (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Six more potential jurors have been excused from the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman when she approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime behind her home.

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 file photo, John Ruszczyk makes a statement in Sydney, demanding a more rigorous probe into the fatal shooting of his daughter, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2017 file photo, John Ruszczyk makes a statement in Sydney, demanding a more rigorous probe into the fatal shooting of his daughter, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Attorneys and the judge agree Wednesday to excuse five potential jurors based on their written answers to a questionnaire. One person said the defendant, Mohamed Noor, “shouldn’t have been a cop” and should be “punished.”

Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia.

Another potential juror, a young man whose uncle was shot in a gas station robbery, was questioned and excused after he said he found it “hard to understand why anyone would fire a weapon at another human and take their life.”

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

A total of 12 potential jurors have been excused so far. A pool of 75 potential jurors filled out questionnaires on Monday.

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12:10 a.m.

This courtroom sketch depicts jury selection Monday, April 1, 2019, in Minneapolis in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, second from right, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)
This courtroom sketch depicts jury selection Monday, April 1, 2019, in Minneapolis in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, second from right, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)

Jury selection is resuming in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible assault.

Mohamed Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Damond, a 40-year-old life coach, had approached Noor’s squad car in the alley behind her home when she was shot.

A pool of 75 potential jurors filled out questionnaires Monday. Attorneys for both sides and the judge agreed to dismiss six people on Tuesday based on their written answers to questions such as their experiences with a person of Somali heritage. Direct questioning starts Wednesday.

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, and his attorneys Peter Wold, center, and Thomas Plunkett, right, made their way out of court at the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, April 1, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, and his attorneys Peter Wold, center, and Thomas Plunkett, right, made their way out of court at the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, April 1, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Noor is Somali-American. Damond was white.

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of trial in Minneapolis on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of trial in Minneapolis on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Alana Ramadan holds a sign reading
Alana Ramadan holds a sign reading “Liberty & Justice for all. Why the double standard, Mr. Freeman?” during a press conference at the first day of jury selection for the murder and manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed Australian woman had nothing to say as he entered a courthouse. (April 1)
A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed Australian woman had nothing to say as he entered a courthouse. (April 1)

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