Doesn’t Add Up: Mother Shot By Minnesota Cops Under Mysterious Circumstances
A couple of Minnesota cops have A LOT of explaining to do after a woman called 911 for help and allegedly ended of being shot and killed at close range by police.
According to the Washington Post, Justine Damond, a yoga and meditation teacher from Australia and living in Minneapolis called 911 Saturday night, to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home.
The call for help came in just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. “At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman,” the statement said. The BCA offered few other details on what precipitated the shooting and, it said, neither of the responding officers had turned on their body cameras before the shooting. The squad car camera did not capture the incident either. Wow.
This is oddly convenient since, according to the report, all Minneapolis police officers have worn body cameras since the end of 2016. It’s policy after what happened to Philando Castile.
Three people “with knowledge of the incident” told the Star Tribune that the woman, wearing pajamas, approached the driver’s side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat shot Damond through the driver’s side door, the three people told the newspaper. WOW.
Damond’s son, Zach, is now pleading on video for answer to why his mom, who was about to get married next month to her American fiance, was murdered so suddenly by police.