Former Minneapolis Cop Gets Prison for Shooting Innocent Civilian
Article from Fox News by Steve Karnowski.
MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he “knew in an instant I was wrong” and apologized to her family, just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for leniency and ordered him to prison for 12½ years.
Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia. Noor shot Damond when she approached his squad car in the alley behind her home.
Noor’s lawyers had argued for a light sentence, saying sending him to prison would only compound the tragedy and keep him from doing service to make amends.
But Judge Kathryn Quaintance sentenced Noor, 33, to a term identical to the recommendation under state guidelines.
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