Somali Muslim Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond in July 2017.
Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home.
When she went out to meet the police car in her pajamas, Noor reached over his partner and shot her dead.
Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.
Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer. Damond called 911 that night to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Noor’s partner was described as “stunned” by the shooting.
A couple weeks ago Mohamed Noor was found guilty of third degree murder and manslaughter for shooting Justine Damond (Ruszczyk).
Even though a jury convicted him, Mohamed Noor is seeking to overturn the conviction.
ABC Australia reported:
Noor’s attorneys Thomas Plunkett and Peter Wold filed the motion for acquittal on Tuesday afternoon.
In the acquittal motion, Noor’s lawyers argued there was overwhelming evidence to show the former officer acted with a sound mind and genuine care for human life.
“A depraved mind is not the product of split-second reaction,” they wrote.
“Noor reacted to a dark alley in the middle of the night, a thump on the squad [car], a voice, a body appearing at the driver’s side window, the startled announcement of fear by [Noor’s partner, Officer Harrity] as he reached for his firearm, and his observation that the person in the window was raising their right arm.