Warrant: Unidentified woman "slapped" squad auto before police shooting

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

So far, at least two of the fake signs have emerged in the streets and look like regular orange construction warning signs. "After that, it is unknown to BCA agents what exactly happened, but the female became deceased in the alley", MPC said.

News of the warrant came hours after personnel records for the officer who fatally shot Damond were publicly released Monday.

The records show Officer Mohamed Noor was hired as a cadet in March 2015. His file also says he passed all of his annual semi-automatic, handgun and shotgun qualifications, but there are no additional details about how he performed.

The 40-year-old meditation teacher was unarmed and wearing her pajamas when she approached their vehicle, having called 911 about a possible sexual assault near her house.

New allegations have come to light about the shooting of Justine Damond, with claims she may have "slapped" the back of the police auto Mohamed Noor was in before he shot her. Officer Matthew Harrity has told investigators that he and Noor were "startled" by a loud noise before Noor opened fire on Damond though the open window of their squad auto. The New York Daily News reports there was news of a search warrant which alleged a woman had "slapped" the trunk of the auto, but it is unknown if this was the sound that startled the officers. Noor also faces an internal use of force investigation.

Officer Noor was one of several Somali-Americans hired by the department in recent years in a diversity drive by the city to better reflect the population.

Questions about police training were raised after details about the shooting were released.

Last week, then-police chief Janee Harteau criticised Officer Noor's actions but defended his training, saying: "This officer completed that training very well".

Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor.

Noor got a degree in economics and business administration before applying to become a police officer.

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