Ex-police officer who fatally shot unarmed woman sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison

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A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years for the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911. A jury convicted Mohamed Noor in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Noor shot Damond when she approached his squad car in the alley behind her home. Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, was engaged to be married a month after the shooting.

Her fiance Don Damond told CBS News last month he wants police to learn from the case. "I would like the Minneapolis Police Department to go back and consider how officers are trained," he told CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas. "I can understand where Black Lives Matter is so angry because you can see the unjustified shooting across this nation, but this is a blue issue."

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First published on June 7, 2019 / 12:18 PM

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