Minneapolis mayor demands answers after police kill Australian woman

Minneapolis mayor demands answers after police kill Australian woman

Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian woman living in Minneapolis, called police on Saturday night, reports the Star Tribune.

Three sources with knowledge of the incident said that when they arrived, the officers pulled around back and were immediately confronted by Damond, who was in her pajamas.

Police arrived in a squad vehicle and the officer seated in the passenger seat shot Damond through the driver's side window, sources familiar with the incident said, the media outlet reported.

Last July, a suburban Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop, that was live-streamed on Facebook.

But the BCA offered few other details on what precipitated the shooting and, it said, neither responding officer had turned on their body cameras before the shooting. The squad vehicle camera did not capture the incident either.

Justine Damond's stepson Zach Damond said in a Facebook video he released on Monday morning, that he "demands answers" from the police for what he described as unprovoked violence.

Local news outlets report that one of her students said Ruszczyk often talked about how she preferred the tough gun laws in Australia compared to the gun culture in America.

A Linkedin image of Justine Damond.

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Ms Damond is believed to have been living in the United States for at least the past three years.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it is providing consular assistance to the woman's family and released a statement on the family's behalf.

"The BCA will now further be conducting this investigation, this officer-involved shooting, from this point forward". Police say they were responding to an emergency call about a possible assault in an alley behind the home.

The mayor also questioned why the police body cameras and squad camera, which were introduced to the Minneapolis Police Department in 2016, were not switched on when the shooting occurred. Investigators are looking for any video of the shooting of Justine.

The shooting of an Australian woman by USA police has raised serious concerns after it was revealed the officers didn't have their body cameras turned on.

Her fiancé, Don, is vice president and manager of Little Six Casino in Minnesota.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said on multiple platforms that she was "deeply disturbed" and "heartsick" over the incident, working through the night to get and share as much information as she can with the public.

Her stepson Zach Damond, 22, said she called police after hearing a noise near their house in the suburb of Fulton.

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