Tuesday's HOT MIC
If you're not following this horrible story out of Somaliland -- I mean Minneapolis -- you should be. It's a powderkeg of political incorrectness and a major narrative-buster:
This story stinks to high heaven: https://t.co/Tf72iLPZGn
— Mícheál Breathnach (@dkahanerules) July 18, 2017
Today we learn a few more things about Officer Mohamed Noor, who shot Justine Damond as she stood in her pajamas, talking to Noor's partner through the open window of the police cruiser.
The Minneapolis cop who fatally shot an Australian woman during a police call was celebrated as one of the department’s few Somali-American officers, but had two open complaints and named in a recent lawsuit. Mohamed Noor fired at Justine Damond on Saturday night while she was speaking to the officer’s partner.
Damond, who’d moved from Australia in 2015, had called police to report an assault. The incident has sparked international outrage. Noor and his partner, identified as Matthew Harrity, hadn’t turned on their body cameras, according to reports, and have since been put on administrative leave.
Three complaints have been filed against Noor since he joined the department in 2015, two of which remain open, according to the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review. It wasn’t immediately clear what those complaints were for. Noor was also one of three officers named in a lawsuit filed on Friday by a Minnesota woman.
Until yesterday, Noor was the poster boy for diversity:
“I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post last year. “Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has been highly celebrated, particularly by the Somali community in and around Karmel Mall.”
Here are the details of the shooting as we know them at the moment:
While many of the details about what happened Saturday night in the city’s southwest corner have not been disclosed, this much was: She called to report a possible assault in the alley behind her house in one of the city’s safest neighborhoods and was unarmed when officer Mohamed Noor shot her.
Just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Damond, 40, called 911 to report a possible assault occurring in an alley near her home between Washburn and Xerxes avenues S., in the Fulton neighborhood. Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver’s side door of the responding squad and was talking to the officer, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the case.