Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer, is seen here in court on Sept. 15, 2021.
Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer, is seen here in court on Sept. 15, 2021.(KARE 11 / YouTube)
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 3:04 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home in 2017 is scheduled to be released from prison next week.

Mohamed Noor is scheduled to be released from custody Monday. He received a new sentence in October of nearly five years in prison after the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a third-degree murder conviction against him for killing Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual U.S.-Australian citizen.

The decision vacated a prison term of 12 and 1/2 years that Noor had been serving.

Damond’s father, John Ruszczyk, said in an email to The Associated Press that his release after a “trivial sentence” shows disrespect to the wishes of the jury that convicted him.

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