While the Left’s war on cops is largely undeserved, that doesn’t mean that some officers aren’t abusing their authority or have any business being a protector of the law.
One of the good things to come out of all this drama surrounding the police are body cams, which provide accountability that protects both the officers and citizens.
However, there are still times when officers become the criminals they’re supposed to catch.
As reported at the Daily Mail, the controversy surrounding a the killing of a woman outside her Minneapolis home by police just got a whole lot dicier.
That’s due the violence behavior the officer exhibited in his short career and the emerging details of the case.
Officer Mohamed Noor reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the drivers side in a back alley behind her upscale Minneapolis home.
Suspiciously, both officer’s body-cams were off at the time and the squad car camera wasn’t recording.
However, an audio exchange between dispatch and the officers involved captures the chilling moments directly after she was killed at around 11:30pm on Saturday.
One officer can be heard saying he sees a “female screaming behind a building” and “one down” from the same location before saying they are performing CPR after “shots fired.”
Noor, who joined the Minneapolis Police in March 2015, already has had three complaints made against him in two years, including a lawsuit.
Two are from 2017 and one from 2016 is closed and is marked “not to be made public.”
The lawsuit originates from a police call on May 25, 2017, when Noor and two other officers took a woman to hospital and she claimed that they carried out false imprisonment, assault, and battery.
According to the ongoing lawsuit, the woman claimed that Noor “grabbed her right wrist and upper arm” when moving her, leaving her “immobilized.”
The woman, a retired social worker from Minneapolis, says she called the police to report “an unknown young male who was sitting on her retaining wall behind her house smoking marijuana.”
Officers followed up on her complaint but returned to her home at 8pm to carry out a welfare check after “one or more relatives” allegedly complained to police that she had “some sort of mental health problem.”
The woman told the officers to leave but they forced their way into her home through a screen door and told her she was going to hospital for a “mental health crisis,” she alleges.
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The lawsuit and shooting sound suspiciously familiar, as the women in both incidents are described as hysterical and suffering from some sort of mental health crisis.
It’s hard to know what the truth is, but regardless of how the woman was acting, there’s really no justification for using deadly force. If she had a weapon of any kind, it would have been reported to bolster Noor’s case, but nothing has been mentioned.
Which means that instead of using physical force, a taser, pepper spray, baton, etc. Noor went straight to his gun to immobilize a 40-year old woman.
If she was going crazy without a weapon, and that’s what he resorted to, then he has no right to be a cop. It’s senseless and plain pathetic that a grown, presumably trained man would feel so threatened that he’d resort to killing in such a situation.
That’s what makes the case so strange. Hopefully, the truth will be discovered and justice dispensed to those that deserve it.
Unless some damning new details emerge, a woman needlessly died that night.
Source: Daily Mail