A thread about police brutality

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Fatal police shooting of pregnant woman because the Taser wasn't charged

    "One of the Seattle police officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles is under internal investigation for violating department policy by leaving his uncharged Taser in his locker for more than a week leading up to the shooting, the Police Department’s civilian watchdog said Saturday.

    Officer Jason Anderson, on the force for two years, told investigators after the shooting that he did not carry his Taser during his shift June 18, when the shooting occurred, according to interview transcripts released by Seattle police.

    Seconds before the shooting, Anderson said, when Lyles pulled a knife, the other officer, Steven McNew, called out for him to use his Taser on her. Anderson replied that he didn’t have it, and within seconds, as Lyles began moving toward the two officers, Anderson said, they both shot her.""
  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    An Australian family tries to understand why an American police officer killed their daughter

    Australia native Justine Damond, 40, who was set to marry her fiance in August, was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday, July 16. Few details have been revealed about the incident. Here's what we know.

    By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post


    Following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota, the story of her death led news sites back home, where friends demanded a federal investigation, and relatives were left searching for answers.

    Tears, confusion after 'peaceful' Australian woman killed by US police,” an Australian Broadcasting Corporation read.

    “Sydney woman shot dead in US made tough decision after declaration of love,” read the headline leading the Sydney Morning Herald site.

    Aussie shot ‘multiple times’ after 911 call,” read the headline atop

    Justine Damond (nee Justine Ruszczyk) moved from Sydney to Minneapolis several years ago and was planning to marry her fiance, Don Damond, in the coming weeks. But the 40-year-old bride-to-be, who had already taken her fiance's last name, was fatally shot Saturday night after she reportedly called 911 about a possible assault in the alley behind her home on the city's southwest side.

    After police arrived, an officer opened fire, fatally striking Damond, authorities in Minnesota said.

    “Basically, my mom is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don’t know, and I demand answers,” her stepson-to-be, Zach Damond, said in a video posted to Facebook.

    “I’m so done with all this violence,” he said, calling her his “best friend.”

    “It’s so much bullshit. America sucks. These cops need to get trained differently. I need to move out of here.”

    In Australia — where lawmakers have passed some of the world's most restrictive gun-control laws — members of Damond's family said they were trying to make sense of her death.

    “This is a very difficult time for our family,” the Ruszczyks said in a statement distributed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which is providing consular assistance to the family. “We are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and to understand why this has happened.”

    Continued at

    Mohamed Noor: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


    Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer who is accused of shooting and killing Justine Damond, an Australian yoga teacher and spiritual healer, was the first Somali-American officer in his precinct.

    A year ago, the arrival of Noor on the Minnesota police force was celebrated by the mayor and Somali community he hails from. There is a pending federal complaint against him, though, by a former social worker from Minneapolis who says Noor and other officers violated her constitutional rights in March by ordering her detention at a hospital after she called 911 to report a drug crime and other issues. You can read that complaint below.

    Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer after calling 911 to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

    The shooting death has caused outrage in both Australia and Minnesota, where Damond, who also went by the name Justine Ruszczyk, was a beloved teacher of meditation who held betterment workshops and was supposed to be married in August.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Noor Shot a Pajama-Clad Damond Through the Door of a Police Cruiser, Reports Allege

    2. The Mayor Recognized Noor’s Arrival on the Force, Where He Became the First Somali Officer in His Precinct

    3. Damond Was Engaged to Be Married & Gave Meditation Seminars

    4. Noor Has Degrees In Business & Economics but Is the Subject of a Pending Federal Complaint

    5. Noor Is on Administrative Leave While the Shooting Is Investigated

    More at

    Fireworks may have startled Justine Damond's killer, US police officer Mohamed Noor

    Mohamed Noor Shot Justine Damond After ‘Loud Sound’: Cops

    Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents interviewed Officer Harrity on July 18. “Officer Noor has declined to be interviewed by BCA agents at this time. Officer Noor’s attorney did not provide clarification on when, if ever, an interview would be possible,” BCA said. Noor’s lawyer previously released a brief statement to the news media that said Noor was offering his condolences to Damond’s family; however, that statement did not provide any details of why Noor says he fired his weapon.
  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    'Two people called police for help and both ended badly': US cop who shot Australian woman dead is being sued over the 'false imprisonment and assault' of a 'mentally ill' woman
    • Bride-to-be Justine Damond, 40, was fatally shot by officer Mohamed Noor
    • Damond had called 911 to report a sexual assault occurring in a nearby alley
    • Harrity was speaking to Damond when Noor opened fire through the patrol car's driver-side door, fatally wounding her in the abdomen
    • Neither Noor or his partner had their bodycams switched on at the time
    • Noor is also facing a lawsuit for assault, false imprisonment and negligence
    • is claimed he forcibly sent a woman to hospital and injured her in the process

    EXCLUSIVE: Killer cop says he shot Justine Damond because he was 'startled' by her when she ran towards his car in the dark after loud noise - and had no idea she was 911 caller
    • Mohamed Noor has not spoken to state investigators about why he shot Justine Damond in Minneapolis on Saturday - but has given an account to friends
    • They have spoken to and revealed his first detailed version of how he shot the bride-to-be, 40, after she called 911
    • Noor says she approached their police cruiser in the dark after a loud bang and that he could not tell what she was carrying, so he shot her
    • He was 'startled' and the cruiser's lights were off at the time, he has told friends
    • Noor, a Somali-born American has also said he feels isolated for his race and friend said: 'His feeling is 'I am an immigrant, a Muslim and not white.''

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