Mohamed Noor — the Muslim police officer who shot and killed Justine Damond after she called 911 to report a rape — had three complaints and a federal lawsuit against him. Why was he allowed to work despite all this?
New questions are arising about the bizarre circumstances that led Noor to shoot Damond, 40, just moments after she called the Minneapolis Police to report a possible rape near her home.
Damond was reportedly speaking to Noor’s partner — who was sitting on the driver’s side of their squad car — when Noor (who was on the passenger side) abruptly shot her dead. Justin, who was in her pajamas, did not have a weapon.
There’s no dashcam video of the incident, nor is there police body camera footage to explain what caused Noor to freak out and open fire on an unarmed woman with no apparent provocation.
Both Noor and his partner had their body cameras off, in violation of department policy. They are now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Justine, from Sydney, Australia, was engaged to get married in August. Her distraught fiancé, Don Damond, held a brief press conference seeking answers (video above).
“Sadly, my family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived,” he said. “We have lost the dearest of people and we are desperate for information.”
Here is what we know about Mohamed Noor:
- Noor is a Muslim immigrant from Somalia who joined the Minneapolis Police in March 2015.
- He is the first Somali officer to work in the 5th Precinct.
- In his two-year tenure, Noor has had three complaints filed against him.
- One is a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who called 911 in May 2017 to report a crime (just like Justine Damond did).
- The plaintiff, Teresa M. Graham, is a retired social worker (also white, like Justine).
- She said Noor grabbed her and had her forcibly hospitalized for calling 911.
- Graham is suing for false imprisonment, assault and battery.
- Minneapolis has the nation’s largest Somali population.
It’s unclear why Mohamed Noor was still allowed to work despite the complaints against him during his brief tenure. Wouldn’t any other cop in any other city have been pulled off his beat?
Was the Minneapolis Police Department bending over backwards to overlook Noor’s deficiencies for the sake of political correctness, virtue-signaling, and forced diversity?
— CannonMouth (@cannon_mouth) July 18, 2017
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