Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change

Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change

Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change

Her Sydney family issued a statement on Thursday, saying they are in constant contact with Minnesota authorities and the Australian government.

"Justine didn't have to die", she said. When Damond approached the police auto on the side of the driver, Noor shot her from the passenger's seat.

Mayor Betsy Hodges also wrote in a blog post that based on information that investigators have released publicly, "the fatal shooting of Justine Damond should not have happened". Officer Matthew Harrity said he and Noor heard a loud noise before Damond approached the vehicle, which prompted the fatal shooting.

All Minneapolis police have worn body cameras for the past eight months and are expected to switch them on whenever they're responding to an active situation.

Moving forward, Hodges said, she expects police to activate their body cameras as soon as they begin responding to a call.

"There's not a culture that's developed yet within the officers to actually turn on their cameras", Mr. Dehn said.

"This transcends it", she said. I am no expert in police procedure, let alone handguns, but this strikes me as beyond unusual, as well as highly risky (to the other officer's hearing, if nothing else).

"She obviously was not armed", Bennett said. He says Noor has no plans to talk with investigators.

Harteau said a report on Noor's training showed no problems.

"I would prefer that Officer Noor would speak, whether it be to our internal process or to the BCA", she said. "He was very suited to be on the street".

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"But because Justine Damond was a white woman, she stands a much greater chance of receiving justice through the judicial system than Philando Castile or Jamar Clark or any other African-American that lives here in Minnesota".

"It's frustrating to have some of the picture but not all of it", she said. Neighbors said the shooting rattled their trust in police and vowed to work for systemic change.

Chief Harteau had negotiated for police to join gay pride march.

Harteau says the actions of Officer Mohamed Noor, who shot Damond, "go against who we are in the department" and against how officers are trained.

"There's been a lot of discussion about body cameras". Castile was fatally shot by a suburban officer a year ago. Castile's family received a $3 million civil settlement.

She had heard a possible assault taking place behind her home in Minneapolis, and was reportedly in her pyjamas when she was shot multiple times.

Fred Bruno declined to discuss the ongoing investigation into the incident, which has drawn national and global attention and stirred community unrest and demands for answers as to why Noor, 31, shot the 40-year-old spiritual healer from Australia. The officers then heard a pounding on the driver's side of the SUV, and believed they were being ambushed, according to the source. The new policy says force must be necessary and "proportional" to the threat.

Operator: Okay, I've already got an officer on the way.

In Milwaukee, the Justice Department's COPS program in 2015 laid out the broad strokes of a plan for the police force as part of a voluntary review that's still underway. The state of Minnesota is investigating, but the officer who shot Damond hasn't agreed to an interview.

"And the man who seemingly admits to pulling the trigger is refusing to be interviewed - that's his constitutional right, we're told".

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