The Latest on the trial of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017 (all times local):
A former Minneapolis police officer going to trial in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed Australian woman had nothing to say to reporters as he entered a Minneapolis courthouse.
Mohamed Noor said nothing as reporters asked him whether he would testify at his trial, which began Monday with jury selection.
Noor faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. She had called 911 in July 2017 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Noor and another officer responded. Noor shot Damond after she approached the officers’ squad car.
Noor was fired after he was charged in Damond’s death. The judge has set aside several weeks for his trial.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.
Thirty-three-year-old Mohamed Noor is charged in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter.
Potential jurors will gather Monday morning to receive instructions as the selection process begins.
Prosecutors must prove Noor acted unreasonably when he shot Damond. The defense plans to argue that he used reasonable force in the situation and acted in self-defense.
Noor refused to speak to investigators about what happened. His attorneys haven’t said whether he’ll testify at the trial, which is expected to last weeks.