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Lawyers Concerned by Comments in Damond Shooting

Justine Damond was killed by a Minneapolis Police officer in July. Justine Damond was killed by a Minneapolis Police officer in July. | 

December 14, 2017 04:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The attorney for the Australian family of an unarmed woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer this summer says he's concerned by a prosecutor's comments that he hasn't filed charges because investigators aren't doing their jobs.

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Minneapolis attorney Bob Bennett tells Minnesota Public Radio that he hopes the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension hasn't "irretrievably damaged the evidence, or failed to recover evidence" in the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. He calls her death a crime.

Damond was shot by Officer Mohamed Noor.

Noor's attorney, Thomas Plunkett, told MPR that the job of investigators is to gather evidence, not create it.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman blamed investigators in a conversation caught on video at a holiday reception Wednesday.

The BCA, which is leading the investigation, says it continues to work with Freeman's office.


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