Justices to decide if charge fits Minneapolis police killing
This April 30, 2019 booking photo released by Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shows Mohamed Noor after he was convicted Tuesday of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia whose death bewildered and angered people in both countries. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court hears oral arguments Wednesday in the case of Mohamed Noor. He’s the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor’s attorneys argue that a divided Minnesota Court of Appeals failed to follow legal precedents defining third-degree murder when it affirmed Noor’s conviction. The high court’s decision has repercussions for another high profile police killing case, the death of George Floyd. Besides second-degree murder, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was also convicted of third-degree murder.