The daddy of an Australian girl killed by a Minnesota police officer this summer time mentioned her household is “deeply involved” in regards to the investigation into his daughter’s loss of life.
Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot 40-year-old Justine Damond on July 15 after she phoned police to report a attainable sexual assault exterior her Minneapolis dwelling.
Authorities mentioned each Noor and officer Matthew Harrity responded to the decision, however by no means discovered a suspect. They claimed to have been startled by a loud noise as she approached the automotive, prompting Noor to fireplace his gun via open driver’s facet window at Damond.
“We’re apprehensive that maybe the [Minnesota Bureau of Felony Apprehension has not fulfilled its promise,” Damond’s father, John Ruszczyk mentioned at information convention in Sydney Thursday morning. “What are we to suppose? We’re deeply involved in regards to the risk that the preliminary investigation was not completed correctly.”
Damond, a meditation and yoga teacher in addition to a bride-to-be, had already been going by her fiancé, Don Damond’s, identify on the time. They have been slated to be married in August.
Ruszczyk’s remarks comes on the heels of recorded feedback from Hennepin county Lawyer Mike Freeman, who informed activists they didn’t have sufficient proof to cost Noor as a result of investigators “haven’t completed their jobs,” ABC Information reported.
He later issued an apology to the Minnesota of Bureau of Felony Apprehension saying he “was mistaken to debate each the company’s work and what discussions we’re having internally.”
Ruszczyk on Thursday famous Freeman’s feedback have been sufficient for him to doubt the complete investigation.
“As a minimum, Mr. Freeman’s feedback solid doubt on the outline of how Justine’s loss of life occurred because it was initially put out by the BCA and the lawyer for the officer driving the squad automotive,” he mentioned.
“We proceed to implore Mr. Freeman and the prosecutor’s officer to pursue a rigorous investigation and examination of proof resulting in Justine’s loss of life.”
He continued on to say he expects the prosecutor’s workplace to “fill in any gaps within the BCA’s work truthfully and pretty, however utterly.”
Noor, who has not been charged, has refused to talk to investigators, based on the information station.
The Minnesota BCA in an announcement obtained by ABC Thursday mentioned it’s “dedicated to conducting a good, neutral and thorough investigation as we collect the details and proof on this case.
“This ongoing collaboration between prosecutors and investigators is a typical a part of the evaluate course of.”