Minneapolis Cop Found Guilty in Shooting Death of Unarmed Woman

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A former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of 3rd-degree felony murder in the shooting death of an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. Justine Damond, an Australian-American resident, was unarmed and wearing pajamas when Mohamed Noor shot her in an alley behind her home.

After deliberating for two days, a jury on Tuesday convicted Noor of third-degree felony murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017 death of Damond.

Noor, 33, took the stand in his own defense during his four week murder trial. He said he heard a “loud bang” on the hood of the car and he had no other choice but to shoot to protect himself and his partner Matthew Harrity.

Noor testified that he couldn’t see a weapon or the woman’s hands as she approached the squad car in the dark.

Forensic evidence found that Damond, 40, didn’t touch the hood of the squad car before she was shot.

Noor said Damond startled him and made him fear a possible ambush.

“Oh, Jesus!” Noor said his partner yelled. Noor then said he saw a woman with blonde hair and a pink T-shirt raise her right arm outside the car.

He reached across his partner and fired a single shot through the open driver’s side window.

“I had to make a split decision,” Noor said. But his partner initially told investigators he wasn’t in fear of his life nor did he reach for his weapon.

The defense rested its case at the end of the fourth week of the trial. The jury got the case on Monday after closing arguments.

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Noor, who was free on bond, was immediately remanded into custody, over the objections of his defense attorneys who wanted him to remain free on bond until his sentencing hearing.

As Noor was being taken away, he showed no emotion, nor did he turn to look at his supporters, including his crying wife.

A man who served on the jury, which deliberated about 11 hours on Monday and Tuesday, told NBC affiliate KARE 11 that he felt bad for Noor, but he and the other jurors followed the letter of the law in convicting him.

“I feel bad for the guy,” he told the station. “I feel bad for his family. But we determined he committed a crime. And in the end, no one is above the law.”

Damond, a life coach, was engaged to be married a month after the shooting. Her death sparked outrage around the world, and triggered resignations and policy changes within the Minneapolis Police Department.

Noor faces a Photos by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    lol,had he been whit3e:not guilty!

  • Ms. Cree

    Only because he was black. Sad to say that being 2019 and all, but it’s true. Shoe was on the other race, they would not be found guilty. Remember the story of the White Oklahoma cop who shot dead unarmed black man and was CLEARED of any wrongdoing after saying she was in ‘fear’ because he would not lie down!!! Sad.

  • iWasteTime

    I’m confused on how he was found guilty.
    He feared for the life of his partner and himself.
    He used the approved amount force in that situation.
    His brothers in blue, faced with the same punishment go home.
    Oh . . .

  • Decked Out

    The RACISM is LOUD and CLEAR in Amerikkka.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If he had been white he would not have been indicted.

  • jwoo250

    What about the black man that was killed in his own apartment due to the assumption of a white woman off duty cop or all the other black men that have been killed by cops while unarmed. But let a black cop kill an unarmed white woman and he is found guilty.

    That’s exactly why I’m teaching my 4 young men you are not like them and have to work harder to stay out of trouble and harms way.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I knew he was going to jail as soon as his own police department started releasing negative things from his personnel file.
    Son, you didn’t have the complexion for the protection.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Soooo raise your hand if you though this Muslim man was going to be found not guilty of killing this blonde white woman? Ohhh ok.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He thought them white folks was going to love him for harassing the Muslims in Minnesota…..

  • rory

    “But his partner initially told investigators that he wasn’t in fear of his life nor did he reach for his weapon.” To me this speaks volumes as well

  • Jay

    See that’s that bull sh!t i don”t understand. But again the system proves who it only protects.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    iWaste Time:I’m confused on how he was found guilty.
    Um. he wasn’t white.
    In fear of life only works for white police officers and white civilians.

  • Andrea Williams

    Now let’s see what they do with the white cop that killed the young man in his own apartment because she “claimed” that she thought it was her apartment. I have always called BS on that story. How do you not know where you live? Especially since he had a doormat and you didn’t. I hope that I am wrong but I expect her to get off. The standard is usually when a white cop wrongly kills a black person, they generally get off. We shall see.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sounds about white

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That part.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    black people can win for losing no matter what side we are on

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    WE can get this for US. WE have to be organized & have OUR allies.

  • Seldomseen

    Well lookie here

  • Renee26

    But his partner initially told investigators he wasn’t in fear of his life nor did he reach for his weapon.

    Well duh… That defense only works for white officers. Minority officers are getting sentenced left and right while the white ones get off ?

  • datjerk

    Of course he was.

  • Renee26
  • wigmon68

    She has been indicted for murder and is awaiting trial.

  • xenaD

    Exactly

  • xenaD

    Duh

  • wigmon68

    You left out the word “reasonable” before fear. The jury ruled that a woman walking up to their cruiser window is not reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm.

  • tintin

    any person that jumpy or easily scared should not be a cop
    also why aren’t cop car windows bullet proof?

  • Beloved Jordan

    I’ve seen black men get shot for less..cellphone n the hand –running away… No guilty..black cop shoots a white women with a knife guilty…they showing what it is…all the black people who said they we could never be slaves what are we then to keep watching these Injustices

  • Yui
  • Russiancreme

    Black, immigrant, Muslim named cop: They’ll protect me.

    The force: Uh, no the hell we won’t!

  • Quagsire!

    Why have we not seen that type of justice for one, JUST ONE black victim of a police shooting? This country is pathetic in certain ways but where can you go? What can you do?

  • LeeSeeCee

    While I appreciate the fact that he was convicted, I STILL have issues with white cops getting off for the same damn thing. When prosecuting officers from this moment forward who shoot first and ask questions later, this should be the result. PERIOD! You are trained to discern the difference between an immediate threat. Not all situations are the same and if you cannot competently do this, you need a different JOB. There needs to be consequences for LEO’s who do not follow the law. LEO’s need to start cleaning their own house and stop this BLM crap and focus on doing your job safely and, more importantly, COMPETENTLY. Stop covering up or outright lying to hide rotten LEO’s. Get those folks out and you will have a better rapport with the community that you are policing. Rant over.. https://media2.giphy.com/media/sKcyxxnGScRxK/giphy.gif

  • Jethro

    Of course he was. He didn’t shoot an unarmed person of color. ?????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Now Amber Guyger — the white female cop in Dallas who killed the black man in his own apartment– will she be found guilty too? I doubt it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And the system did everything they could to keep her from being indicted.

  • iWasteTime
  • LeeSeeCee

    Folks are feeling some kind of way about the audio of her 911 call. I think they released it to drum up sympathy for her because all I heard was ME, ME, ME, ME (stay with me cause I’m fu*ked bud) ME, ME, ME..
    They tried to cover for her at first, but, found that this was basically indefensible. Then they tried to turn it around on the victim, and found that wasn’t working either. SO here we are with the 911 audio.

  • LeeSeeCee
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.
    She was verbalizing what she was trained to say so there would be a record of it just in case she was indicted.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Right his white partner didn’t cover for him.

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Who didn’t see this coming.

  • Coy little wink

    Reversed the color of the cop and victim he wouldn’t have even been charged

  • Dowoop

    Knew he was going to jail once they said the victim was a white woman.

  • Li-Wright

    I was waiting to see if there would be a presser by the BLACK community in Minneapolis in defense of this young cop. But nary a one person said anything. Now, go to Chicago where the white cop Van Dyke shot the black kid, and there was hooping and hollering all up and down the street, in front of the mayor’s home and shutting down freeways. But this poor black cop made a mistake and not one black activist is saying a word for him.

  • Li-Wright

    Not true. Plenty of white cops have been charged, they just haven’t been convicted by a jury. They’ve lost their jobs, but criminally they were acquitted.

  • Li-Wright

    Plenty of white cops are brought charges (google it), they’re just not found guilty. But I’m just surprised that the Black community, esp. HIS ethnic community didn’t step up in his defense. Where is Ilhan Omar, his representative?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So here is what I learned! When you call the cops, wait in your house. Don’t go running outside and hit their car. Sorry not sorry, part of this is her fault too!!

  • Li-Wright

    They don’t get off. Plenty of them lose their jobs. You have the blame the jury for non-convictions, but there have been a lot of white cops found guilty. Look it up. The one in So. Carolina last week was found guilty. Look it up.

  • Chicagowise

    If they don’t lock her up, the citizens need to shut that city down!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That cop identifies with Muslim and Somalia before “black”

  • Li-Wright

    Where was his ETHNIC community?

  • Li-Wright

    I don’t know that, you don’t know that. But his peeps weren’t out there for him were they?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    The dog and pony show after the verdict was ridiculous!

  • Coffy

    They only convict the one’s that aren’t white They said that she banged on the car so hard that it startled him.

  • Coffy

    He’s still black.

  • Coffee1st

    Smh. Not at this verdict. This was a no brainer. But at my people, who still cape for this country and it’s system….forever talkin bout some “WE” and selling every piece of you for their favor.
    Is the picture a little clearer for you now???

  • Chicagowise

    “Forensic evidence found that Damond, 40, didn’t touch the hood of the squad car before she was shot.”

  • Chicagowise

    “‘I feel bad for the guy,’ he told the station. ‘I feel bad for his family.'”

    I have no sympathy for him. In my opinion, the only color that matters here, is the color of that thin blue line. Cops should be held to a higher standard. They shouldn’t be allowed to arbitrarily murder civilians and then hide behind their badges.

  • Coffee1st

    I don’t believe that for one second Mr. Wise…..I just don’t.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That too!!

  • Kimberly King

    Well well f*ckin well … see what happens with the skin tones are reversed? The victim is white in this instance. A white woman at that. Y’all know how they are when it comes to their women … unlike many black men, white men will defend their women and protect them at all costs. I’m not sure why he or anyone else is surprised he was found guilty. Honestly I don’t feel bad for the victim. I almost feel bad for the cop … almost. How many cops have shot black men, women and children in COLD BLOOD, and got off scotch free?

  • Coffee1st

    Plenty? Let’s not get carried away here…?
    And they lose their jobs only to go elsewhere and obtain another one… No doubt, with a letter of recommendation from a few of his former superiors.
    Good lord….peep game chile.

  • Kimberly King

    You know she won’t ! She will be back on the force in no time !

  • wigmon68

    What did “the system” do to keep her from being indicted?

  • Chicagowise

    He may be “black,” but he’s still a cop. In a court of law, an officer’s word still carries a lot of weight. If there was one shred of evidence that she touched his car, it would have been presented to the jury. And let’s not forget that the accused officer’s partner said, he was never in fear of the victim.

  • Coy little wink

    You caping for white cops now?

  • Russiancreme

    IDK, but I don’t feel sorry for him. He chose the career path and he chose to play ‘those’ games… Minneapolis is safer w him off the streets.

  • wigmon68

    The audio was going to be released at trial. The audio is the audio and the jury will be able to listen to it in the context of her actions.

    I believe a jury will come up with a conviction for manslaughter, an accident caused by the mistake of the defendant, but not a planned or intentional shooting. I don’t see that the case has any similarities to the officer in Minnesota.

  • Fire & Ice

    We all know what this is. YET you still have kkkrakers and house negroes pretending color is a none factor.

  • wigmon68

    Can you cite the similar case you are referring to? I am sure there may be one, but there are also cases where black cops get off for killing white civilians, but you knew that already.

  • PlayerP

    But of course…
    Justice or justus???

  • Mielle Downey

    He is not ADOS so I could give zero effs. These people come from oppressive societies where women are seen as second class citizens. He should have held his seat and did his job.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ain’t nobidy surprised by this verdix. Black cop,white female. Let’s see what happens in Sept when the roles are reversed. Amber Guyer white female cop shoots an innocent black man in his own apartment. Folks needs to be watching this shidt closely

  • Pamela

    This guy’s main problem is he’s black, he killed a white woman and he’s an immigrant. A trifecta of bring fvuked.

  • Coy little wink

    No I’m not citing a case I’m not filing a court brief. Sheesh. My comments are mostly for entertainment purposes. You must be new here…

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Am I suppose to have a care about this? Is it wrong for me to not have any emotions about this “crime”… Unless they go back and convict the racist cops of all the murders of unarmed black people, l will continue to NOT give one dam!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    1) The police repeated the narrative of her version of events for the media and they harped on how many hours overtime she had worked before the shooting
    2) She was allowed to move out of her apartment before the authorities were allowed to search it
    3) A judge signed a search warrant of the victim’s apartment where they found some weed and you know whenever a black person is found with weed that makes him a THUG ( basically how the victims of cop shootings are dehumanized and their character degraded)
    4) They turned the investigation from the Dallas PD to the Texas Rangers.

    5) A known black coon from the Texas Rangers was assigned the case and for some weird reason they arrested her in a majority white county instead of the county (Dallas) where the shooting actually occurred and is more diverse.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Cops kill innocent people. If he was white and she was black, he would’ve been acquitted.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    IIRC they did defend him at the beginning.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not in Minnesota.
    They don’t particularly care for Somalis there.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    #WHITE LIVES MATTER

  • Coffee1st

    That’s the thing. Noone really wants us. We keep trying to fit in to places and with ppl who tolerate us at best. Ole girl in Forsyth county learned the hard way.
    Our lack of unity cripples us just short of being a completely failed ppl. There’s only ONE reason we haven’t faded into oblivion…. and we reject & blaspheme Him every chance we get.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I understand how you feel but the obvious racial bias even within the police department should be disturbing also.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    white-blonde-female lives matter! ?

  • Rere

    …are we even #surprised ?!
    NOPE.

  • garrisonville

    Sounds about white to me!

  • Let them eat cake

    Are we really shocked?

  • deidre martin

    Great now find the cop/murderer of Botham Jean GUILTY!!!!!! BY THE LETTER OF THE LAW

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I do know that!

  • We Can Do This

    And in the end, no one is above the law.”

    Really?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    His job was to police to Muslims Somalian community where he is from

  • deidre martin

    lets see how this Botham Jean case works out. She is a cop and shot him in his own apt. Lets see…

  • deidre martin

    she said i thought this was my apt 19 xs while a man lay on the floor. And repeated she would lose her job. Its very clear what her concerns were- not that she just shot someone!

  • chaisun

    No other cop has ever been found guilty of murder in that state. This was so sad to see for me, watching him become the monster while she was never vilified like black men have been before her. I feel so bad for him.

  • MsPam

    Y’all know this man Somalia man doesn’t want to be labeled as a black man.

  • deidre martin

    delayed the process – when the new DA was sworn in he made the decision

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That’s what I was telling them below

  • 11pink123

    Yeah if they let her off they doing this on purpose.

  • Coy little wink

    Did you see the media spin yesterday? She cried and said 19 times “I thought I was in my apartment” ?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Black men defend their women also the ones that deserve it

  • Rayscoty

    They was not letting him get away with killing Barbie…

  • 11pink123

    I have no words. I cannot believe people are still this racist in 2019. I’m convinced they are trying to start a race war, they are deliberately trying to anger black ppl.

    Ignore these ppl y’all. They doing this on purpose.

    ???TMC

  • Curtis

    No surprises here a blonde killed by a nigàà. It doesn’t matter he’s a cop. But that Dallas pd Amber might walk, the 911 tape where she’s giving Cpr and keeping the dude conscious and repeating 19 times I didn’t know this wasn’t my apartment might play in her favor.

  • wigmon68

    1) The police do this in every case (and they did in Noors as well)

    2) I am failing to understand how this has anything to do with the shooting that occurred on a different floor and different apartment or the indictment that followed. The Texas Rangers had a warrant for items in the apartment 4 days after the shooting.

    3) The shooting occurred in the victims apartment. The victim could not give permission to search because he was dead. A warrant was necessary to the investigation. Again, I fail to see how this has anything to do with the indictment.
    4) again, this discourages an indictment how? The Texas Rangers take over many cases of officer involved shootings. How did this prevent/discourage an indictment?

    5) Location of arrest is irrelevant to an indictment. The venue was set for dallas, her attorneys have requested a change of venue AFTER the indicment. “black coon”? Well, at least that sheds light into your thought process. No further answers required.

    One day after the shooting, the police chief said they would be seeking an arrest warrant for Guyger. The Rangers were called in that day by the Dallas PD to perform an independent investigation. Police had a warrant to seize items from Guygers apartment 4 days after the shooting which was 5 days before she moved out, so not sure where you got your information from. The indictment was presented to a Dallas County grand jury who returned the indictment for murder.

  • hottlanta

    Yet barney fife zimmerman walks free for purposely hunting trayvon like an animal n killling him.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol this comment is sad and funny at the same time.

  • wigmon68

    The new Dallas DA is a man and took office December 27th. The indictment was handed down by the Dallas grand jury in November.

    As you may recall, Cruezot, the new DA, is under fire for making the statement that he won’t prosecute non violent offenders unless the case involves more than $750 worth of damage or stolen items.

  • bemetoo

    Had that been a white man who killed a black woman he wouldn’t have even went to trial

  • Candie P

    I did Nazi this coming *rolls eyes*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    recognize!

  • hottlanta

    Did u read the one out of lousville where the white lady raped a black boy 300 times. Had it been a white girl n bkack man it would have made international news in rotation 24 7.

  • Liah

    Who expected anything less??

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Im just glad he was free before he was jailed after the trail because everybody knew he was going to jail no matter what !!!

  • PrettyPetty

    You followed the letter of the law eh? Too bad black men can’t get the same speedy trial.

  • Wile E. Coli

    lofl.. ok.

  • Wile E. Coli

    This moron shot this woman from his car. He’s trash and he’s going away.

    It really has ZERO to do with his skin color or his race.

  • Wile E. Coli

    OH My God. Why don’t you LOOK IT UP? The number is infinitesimally SMALL. Compared to the number of thug killings it doesn’t even come remotely close. Blacks are more likely to die from lightning than a cop.

  • Sassie

    Such bullshit. Those jurors were told to find that man guilty. If this was another situation and the cop was white, we KNOW all of a sudden the cop would have simply gotten off. What a load of shit. Racism at it’s FINEST, baby.

  • Coffee1st

    Have you ever watched the cases of convicted criminals who got their conviction overturned.
    It is STAGGERING what detectives, DA’s and judges can get away with. Multiple, multiple cases.
    The writing is on the wall.
    IF THEY WANT YOU GUILTY THEY CAN MAKE YOU GUILTY.
    If not with a grain of salt, why would you put ANY confidence in what these hopeless hypocrites say?
    I’m not even saying he’s innocent. But it’s impossible to miss the contradictions in how they handled this case vs when yt cops murder.
    All of a sudden cops ain’t supporting each other.
    All of a sudden the media releases negative info regarding the POLICEMAN?
    All of a sudden, jurors know the difference between fearing for life and flat out murder?
    And where the hell was the BLUE LIVES MATTER crew???
    Nah… The Justice system is just a mirage of what we wish it really was.

  • Sassie

    That’s bullshit and u KNOW it.

  • Sassie

    Examples? Because I don’t know of ONE case…not ONE.

  • Sassie

    Nope…she won’t be found guilty. That’s why it’s taking so long to go to trial….the whites behind the scenes are getting their stories (lies) together.

  • OvertheMississippi

    “You still a nigg@ in a cruiser!”

  • Sassie

    And she will get off.

  • Sassie

    Basically…..

  • OvertheMississippi

    He isn’t black. He is “blue”!

  • LexGirl

    When I 1st saw this, I knew it was some bullsh!t!!! They just want to be able to say that a “cop” had been convicted of killing someone. Plus she was from Australia, so they have to “show” that her life “meant something”! Its awfully funny that all these shoot em up yte cops get away bc they “feared for their lives”, but the black man couldn’t have been! All the ppl shooting up schools/places of worship getting “taken in” with no problem!

  • Chicagowise

    So… who wiped her hand/fingerprints off the vehicle, the cops? Why did his own partner say, he wasn’t in fear for his life? Furthermore, at the scene, neither Noor nor his partner, mentioned the victim struck their vehicle. That was mentioned THREE DAYS later. Noor is a liar and a murderer. He is a danger to the public. My only criticism is that they didn’t arrest his partner, too!

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    It has EVERYTHING to do with race. GTFOH….

  • Faux Gibbler

    This idiot shot a dog with a wagging tail.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Only to racists.

  • Chicagowise

    Do you really want a cop who fires his weapon at everyone who frightens him, patrolling the streets? Do you really believe the victim struck his car with her hand and her prints magically disappeared, while all the other prints remained? Do really think it took Noor THREE DAYS to remember that he shot the victim, because she struck his car and startled him?

  • Scorpio

    I forget the guys name, but the case where the guy was sitting in the car, seat belt fastened and everything, where the cop shot him point blank range in front of his girlfriend and daughter, and the girlfriend filmed it with her cell phone. The guy died right there in front of his family. Was that cop ever charged? It was the same scenario, the cop said he thought the guy was reaching for something when he was going into his back pocket to get his license the guy even told the cop there was a gun in the car and he was licensed to carry it. I believe they justified the shooting with the same tired excuse of I feared for my life. The black guy made a sudden move, or I thought the cell phone or some object was a weapon.

  • Wile E. Coli

    bullshit. The racism is all coming from you. you don’t know this cop. You have no clue what the jury did and you probably don’t even know what the incident was. You’re just a racist.

  • Wile E. Coli

    He must have been plumb tuckered out after that.

  • Kimberly King

    You are a peasant. Your opinion doesn’t matter to me. Shut up

  • Coy little wink

    I mean this guy was startled in the dark. These white cops shoot blacks in broad daylight…with no repercussions

  • Wile E. Coli

    I LOVE this. Here you ALL are. With a case of a REAL TRUE bad cop and you’re defending him because of his race and the race of the victim. If you ever wonder why no one takes you seriously.. look no further than the circus you’re creating here.

  • Cocoa Rose

    But she banged on the car, she did NOT just walk up to the cruiser…

  • Wile E. Coli

    now that’s love. Reality is a hard pill to swallow sometimes. Get used to it.

  • Chicagowise

    If you’ve been following this case, closely, I have a few questions and hopefully, you have answers.

    1. Was the victim’s 911 call released?

    2. On the night in question, did the officers drive to the location of the shooting or were they already on the scene? If they drove to that location, how long did it take them to get there?

    3. Is there forensic evidence that proves the officer fired his weapon from inside the vehicle? If the gun was fired inside the car, within close proximity of his partner, their would be gunshot residue in car and on his partner.

    There is a cover up. The cops are lying about what really happened and I have a theory, but I need the answers to those questions.

  • Wile E. Coli

    HE fkin SHOT her from his car and was just found GUILTY. WTF are you talking about?

  • Wile E. Coli

    He fired the shot without consulting with his partner who was NOT in fear of ANYTHING and could even see the situation better than the shooter. Don’t be confused. He was just a lousy cop.

  • Wile E. Coli

    BS

  • Wile E. Coli

    Why? What are they supposed to do? Riot? Loot?

  • Wile E. Coli

    Why don’t you WAIT and find out?

  • Wile E. Coli

    oh puhleeease.. boo effin hoo.. that a load

  • exlurker

    Why shoot first though? All these American cops just play with people’s lives. She was unarmed!!!

  • Ghost

    I knew they were going to find him guilty! The story really doesn’t make sense. I kept trying to understand why she was shot…really only the two police and dead woman really know what happen, but after all this time his STORY still doesn’t make sense…?????

  • wigmon68

    I don’t think this point was proven at trial. Neither officer mentioned it to investigators on the scene. Noor did not speak with investigators after that initial statement. His partner mentioned the loud bang in an interview 3 days after the event. There was no DNA evidence found on the car.

    Both cops had their body cams turned off (no video or audio). Noor testified that he heard the bang on the car and saw her right arm, but did not see a weapon before firing. The partner testified to the bang, but said he did not draw his weapon or believe there was a threat necessary to use deadly force. He also contradicted his partner on exactly what he did prior to the shooting.

  • wigmon68

    OK, thanks for your honesty.

  • Coffee1st

    No to the 1st question. Remember, my issue is lopsided consequences for cops who shoot people.
    I believe he was startled.
    Why do you think he killed the lady…??
    Evidence magically appears and disappears all of the time. Of course there are legitimate convictions but with all the gross misconduct exposed over the years, I literally condone throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
    Get a new baby and run some fresh water.

  • Chicagowise

    I have 3 theories:

    1. He has mental health issues and never should have been allowed on the force. If he has preexisting PTSD, he poses a risk to the department. There are rumors that he was a child soldier in Somalia.

    2. Maybe he was the person who was sexually assaulting that woman in the alley. Maybe he thought the 911 caller could identify him. So, he killed her.

    3. The victim called police twice. She was concerned, because it took them 8 minutes to arrive. I know a few women from Australia. They are loud, opinionated, and oftentimes, a bit rude. I think she said something Noor didn’t like, and he shot her.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Of course he was found guilty. She(may she R.I.P) was white and our criminal justice system values white lives over black lives so this doesn’t really surprise me…

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Of course he was found guilty. She(may she R.I.P) was white and our criminal justice system values white lives over black lives so this doesn’t really surprise me…

  • disqus_WehLo9j8hq

    Guess BLUE LIVES dont matter when the police is black n the victim is white ????

  • disqus_WehLo9j8hq

    Guess BLUE LIVES dont matter when the police is black n the victim is white ????

  • wigmon68

    Fair stance. My guess would be manslaughter, but we aren’t privy to all the facts yet.

  • AndSo

    Thank you.

  • AndSo

    No it is a FACT.

    This cop shot an unarmed woman from his damn car. It don’t matter his race or her race. What he did was awful and it was murder and he has been convicted. Good.

  • AndSo

    Facts don’t seem to matter to some people.

  • AndSo

    Excuse me? There are a ton of Somalis living there, so how you gonna say that Minnesota don’t like Somalis?

  • AndSo

    We do not know that yet.

  • DroneRivers

    “And in the end, no one is above the law.”
    —————
    I guess you’re not above the law if you’re a black cop. I was amazed he was even indicted because we’ve all seen enough cases where excessive use of force occurred and the cop basically gets a vacation (paid leave).

    I’m not upset he was found guilty because I think it’s about time they are held accountable for their actions. Someone lost their life for no reason. Justice just needs to be more consistent.

  • DroneRivers

    Anyone familiar with law who can answer this? Is it common to be charged with both murder AND manslaughter?
    I thought one kinda ruled out the other. Like manslaughter is killing someone with no ill intent or malice while murder is the premeditated act of killing someone with obvious malice. Seems like they wanted to make sure something stuck.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Ohhhhh. He committed a crime?
    Ya don’t say….

  • wigmon68

    I presume the Castile shooting is the one you are referring to. Castile and his GF were in the front seat with the toddler in the back seat. The cop (a Hispanic male) pulled the car over because Castile fit the description of one of the men recently involved in an armed robbery. While asking for id/insurance the cop noticed what looked like a gun in Castile’s pocket which Castile pushed back down. He also recognized the smell of weed in the car. When Castile noticed this, he informed the cop that he had a gun and a permit for the gun. The officer said OK and instructed Castile not to reach for it. The officer continued to yell at him to not grab the gun and reached into the car with his left hand while unholstering his gun. The officer then shot Castile. The girlfriend began videoing after the shooting. She contends Castile had his hands on or reaching for his wallet, not his gun. Castile had a gun in his pocket which was observed by the paramedics trying to revive him. An autopsy report showed that Castile was high on THC at the time of the shooting.

    The cop was charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. A jury acquitted him of the charges.

  • wigmon68

    A jury cannot reduce the charge, but can only rule on the charges brought. The prosecution will include lesser charges so the jury has options to choose from. In some cases a prosecutor might only include the maximum charge and its up to the judges discretion to instruct the jury on possible lesser charges.

  • wigmon68

    He freaked out. It happens to some people as its a human emotion. The jury ruled that in his case, whether freaked out or not, it was not reasonable for him to use deadly force.

  • Guess Who

    BLACK cop killing a BLONDE white woman….is found guilty.

    NOPE, didn’t see this shit coming at all…

  • Evillene

    Pathetic. A jury in a state where Philando Castile’s murderer walked. How did they reach this conclusion? I dont begrudge the deceased woman’s family justice, but how can it be just when a black man’s killer goes free.

  • Evillene

    You’re assuming that the MN police department is less corrupt than Chicago PD. He’s only going to prison because PD wants him in prison.

  • Chicagowise

    He’s going to prison, because he couldn’t fabricate a convincing lie to fool the jury.

  • rockstar2142

    Now if only they would have convicted the others.

  • RaginBee

    That’s crazy…he should’ve got off ????? White cops make “mistakes” all the time…they get desk duty

  • Wile E. Coli

    “VERDICT”.

  • imright

    hes black shes white what did anyone expect ??????

  • Keke

    Lol a black muslim shooting an unarmed white woman, did he really think he was gonna get away with it ???

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    As he should but can the rest who did as he did get locked up too.

  • T Willis

    They shoot black kids that are handcuffed with their backs turned… and get away with it!

  • U gon learn today

    Worth noting that this cop is the 1st EVER in the state of Minnesota to be convincted of a fatal shooting crime. At a time when so many cops are getting away with the same type crime against minorities, it becomes glaringly obvious that racial bias has always been and will always be a factor.

  • dontgetblocked

    He was way out of line for that shooting. He did not come to protect and serve. He came shooting to protect his azz without any indication of danger. He deserved to be convicted because he could have shot anyone. A child…the possible rape victim…anyone. Yeah, he blackish azz was going down because he shot Becky …but he needed to. Just a reckless bish. No backbone whatsoever.

  • 1BlueStar

    …of course was

  • wigmon68

    castile was high on pot, matched the description of an armed robbery suspect (reason he was pulled over) and put his hand on his gun. In what universe are these cases similar?

    just curious, do you know anything about guns?

  • butterscotch

    But guns are in holsters unless he has that gun in his hand already

  • chango1976

    That scum whore will get hers

  • hottlanta

    It takes a lot 2 make me quiet. That did it for me.

  • Cecigirl

    I sent this story to Sandra. I live in Minneapolis. And we want the city prosecutor gone. Why is her life more valuable than african American life? To even watch the story unfold was sickening. The news even used the woman’s fiancé last name as hers. How do you rename a single person? The BCA (agency who investigates the police) admitted to errors in the investigation. No justice for Philandro Castile or Jamar Clark!!! But charges and a guilty verdict for her. This is absolutely a travesty.

  • Cecigirl

    Ok. She is from Australia and not acustomed to proper protocol in America when you call the police, stay your ass in the house and let them handle it. He is Somolian, but a person of color none the less. Don’t go walking up to the police car and definitely don’t hit the police car if that happened. I’m just reading the comments because I had a busy day at work yesterday. I’ll try to fill in answer to questions people have.

  • wigmon68

    The Clark and Castile events are not similar in any way to this police shooting.

  • parisjok

    hehehehehehehehehehehehe

  • Scorpio

    How did they know he was high on pot before pulling him over? And isn’t matching the description always the generic excuse? I don’t remember it being said that he put his hand on his gun. But it was reported that he was forthcoming and told the officer he was licensed to carry a gun which was in the car. Also, Philando Castile was wearing his seat belt. So why the copy thought he was in that much danger escapes me. The case is similar in that both cops reacted to situations where they say they perceived danger and shot.

  • wigmon68

    I’ll answer in the order the questions/statements presented.

    – the officer did not know he was high on pot before pulling him over. he is on recording saying he was pulling the car over because one of the individuals in the car matched the description of a recent armed robbery suspect. whether a generic excuse or not, castile did have very similar features to one of the suspects. he mentioned right after the shooting about castile having smoked and I presume it was the smell and castile’s actions that led to that conclusion, not that he was smoking right in front of him.

    – after asking for insurance and license, castile provided his insurance and informed the officer that he had a gun (as a public service announcement, you are instructed during ccw classes that if an officer pulls you over, the first thing you do is put your hands on the steering wheel, the first thing you say is that you have a permit to carry, then that you have a weapon and last where that weapon is located). at that point the officer began giving commands to not reach for it and to get his hands off it. Officer yanex did not say definitively that he saw the gun, but saw castile’s right hand wrapped around something as if he were clutching a gun. He yelled again for him to get his hands off then a second or two later, yanez fired shots. The gun was discovered by paramedics in castile’s right front pocket. His wallet was in his left front pocket.

    – castile did have a license to carry, but did not inform the officer. after informing the officer that he had a gun, the situation escalated quickly and he never had the chance to mention a carry permit.

    – I am not sure why you mentioned castile wearing a seat belt. do you think that would prevent him from grabbing a gun and being able to fire it?

    The difference between the two cases.

    – castile had a gun and the officer knew it
    – castile fit the description of an armed robbery suspect.

    – the officer believed castile was high (later confirmed by autopsy) which led him to believe that he may not act rationally.

    – the officer gave several orders that were ignored.

    I think its very possible and even likely (in hindsight) that castile meant no harm. but the law looks at the officers perceptions and actions at the time the event was occurring and whether those perceptions and actions were reasonable. The jury concluded that they were. I understand that not everyone will agree with the jury, but I think its fairly evident this case and the Noor shooting are not very similar.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    What world are you living in because it most definitely isn’t the United States of America….smh.

  • Wile E. Coli

    The United States of America isn’t a ‘world’. SYH.

  • brooklyn23

    All of this
    I concur

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Good catch.