Chief: No problems with Minneapolis cop's training

Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017

The audio was provided to CNN by the operator of Minnesota PoliceClips, a company that monitors and records police radio dispatches.

Justine Damond was killed Saturday night when approaching a police vehicle, after she had placed an emergency call reporting a possible rape taking place near her home in Minnesota. Normally I wait for more facts to emerge before engaging in speculation on stories like this, except that this is one question that, as I say, is certain to be suppressed. "And it sounds distressed".

Minutes later, the meditation and life coach who had moved to the U.S. to marry her fiance called back to check if police were coming.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said forensic testing is being completed and evidence is still being examined before possible charges are brought. In a press conference held before the release of the transcripts, Mayor Betsy Hodges welcomed any information that sheds light on the shooting. And everyone shares the same questions.

"What happened to Justine hit home for some people in this neighborhood", he said. The shooting is being investigated by state authorities, who have yet to officially identify officers or give a narrative of what happened.

The officers were wearing body cameras, but they did not turn them on until after the shooting, according to the BCA. He said that's when Noor fired the fatal shot from the passenger seat. Noor has declined to be interviewed. Investigators say they are not aware of any video or audio of the shooting. Both of them are on standard administrative leave. Organizers invited community members to gather at her southwest Minneapolis home for a candlelit walk about a half-mile to a lakefront park.

In an interview with Australia's Channel Nine, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today expressed shock.

In heartfelt and inspiring speeches, Damond's friends and neighbors also didn't shy away from hard questions, recognizing that their neighborhood rarely faces the kind of police violence other communities in the city see on a regular basis. Chief Janeé Harteau made her first comments on the case late Thursday afternoon after returning from a backpacking vacation.

It was a small step in healing the rift between the citizens and those charged with serving and protecting them, but the goodwill didn't last long.

"I just reported one, but no one's here and was wondering if they got the address wrong", she said.

Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was fatally shot by a police officer in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights during a traffic stop last July.

He said other shootings have prompted changes in many areas, including communication between dispatch and officers, training on use of force or other tactics, and in the equipment officers are given.

"We do have more information, though it's frustrating to have some of the picture but not all of it", she said. He added that all police policies are subject to review.

Demonstrators paused outside Damond's home, where Castile hugged Damond's fiance, Don Damond.

Damond, 40, a spiritual healer and life coach who was due to be married in August, was shot by Officer Mohamed Noor.

"I just hope this March can do something positive", Barb Kattner, a local resident who came to the March, told Fox News.