Tears expected to flow at Justine Damond memorial

Hundreds of mourners turn out at memorial for slain Australian woman Justine Damond – as it's revealed investigators

He read some of the uplifting messages she would free-write every morning and called her a "living example of self-mastery".

Ruszczyk said his daughter was killed by a bullet, that was sacked by an agent of the state, and he will continue to seek justice.

During a visit to Minneapolis, where Ms Damond was shot, Mr Ruszczyk said: "We should be walking down the street smiling and laughing, But now every step on the foot path is very painful.

And I have enormous gratitude for being the one she chose". "I don't understand. I should have been on a plane to her wedding but we were flying to her funeral", said Justine's father, John Ruszczyk, choking back tears.

Justine moved to Minnesota to be with her fiancé, Don Damond, in 2015.

"It felt like a privilege to love Justine, and I know those of you who love Justine probably feel that as well".

Her fiance, Don Damond, who shared a sample of Justine's writing with the crowd said he had, "immense gratitude for being the one she chose".

The life of Justine Damond, 40, will be celebrated Friday night at Lake Harriet Band Shell in southwest Minneapolis. An Australian flag was displayed prominently on the stage next to Damond's picture.

Ms Damond had called 911 to report a woman being raped close to her apartment block shortly before she was shot and killed.

Program from Justine Damond public memorial
Program from Justine Damond public memorial

Her father John Ruszczyk also spoke at the memorial last night.

'Justine, thankyou for your lovely light that still SHINES on us all, ' one thoughtful sign read.

Various public figures, including Minneapolis' former and current police chiefs, as well as Mayor Betsy Hodges, have called for Noor to make a statement to the agency tasked with investigating officer-involved shootings, through the Fifth Amendment prevents anyone from compelling such testimony.

The search warrant application was filed Thursday.

The application says the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after 40-year-old Justine Damond (DAY'-mund) was killed on July 15.

Noor was in the passenger seat and shot Damond through the open driver-side window.

Ms Damond's family and friends have set up a memorial fund for the social justice causes she believed in.

Investigators have issued a warrant to look through officer Noor's phone, as well as the phone of his partner, Matthew Harrity, Newscorp reports.

The service ended with a maypole dance, didgeridoo music from Australia, and a silent walk around Lake Harriet.

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