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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 12:56 PM

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

Source: AP

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was sentenced to for his murder conviction that was overturned last month.

Mohamed Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged to be married. But the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out Noor’s murder conviction and sentence last month, saying the third-degree murder statute didn’t fit the case because it can only apply when a defendant shows a “generalized indifference to human life,” not when the conduct is directed at a particular person, as it was with Damond.

Judge Kathryn Quaintance, who also presided at Noor’s trial, granted prosecutors’ request to impose the maximum sentence in state guidelines on Noor’s manslaughter conviction, 57 months. In doing so, she brushed aside the defense’s request for 41 months, which is the low end of the range. With good behavior, Noor could be freed on supervised release by next summer.

“Mr. Noor, I am not surprised that you have been a model prisoner,” Quaintance said. “However, I do not know any authority that would make that grounds for reducing your sentence.” She cited Noor “shooting across the nose of your partner” and endangering others the night of the shooting to hand down the stiffest sentence she could.



FILE - In this Friday, June 7, 2019 file photo, Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to the podium to be sentenced at Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis. Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home will be sentenced on a lesser charge Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew global attention and was fraught with the issue of race. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, Pool, File)


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Omaha Steve Oct 2021 OP
IronLionZion Oct 2021 #1
maxsolomon Oct 2021 #2
IronLionZion Oct 2021 #4
maxsolomon Oct 2021 #3
Lokilooney Oct 2021 #5
regnaD kciN Oct 2021 #6
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2021 #7

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 01:39 PM

1. Good

now let's do this with some of the white cops who kill unarmed black people.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 08:58 PM

2. Didn't "we" just do that to Derrick Chauvin?

You mean "do it more", I presume.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

4. Yes, do it more.

This shooting happened 3 years before George Floyd.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 09:02 PM

3. His murder conviction was overturned?

I guess Man 1 is better than nothing, but man, that dude fucked up more than a 5 year bid.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

5. The question is

Does this now set precedence for overturning the 3rd degree murder charge in the Derrick Chauvin case? The only reason why a 3rd degree was brought against him was because the court of appeals initially upheld the 3rd degree against Noor.

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Response to Lokilooney (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:40 AM

6. Probably...


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Response to Lokilooney (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:09 AM

7. "generalized indifference to human life" seems to fit Chauvin's mindset, to me

Noor was acting in the heat of the moment; Chauvin was explicitly warned he was killing George Floyd, but continued.

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