MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A former Minneapolis police officer’s third-degree murder conviction was recently reversed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Now, some are questioning whether this ruling might impact other former officers in Minnesota, such as Derek Chauvin, who was also convicted of third-degree murder.
In September, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, a Somali American who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017, CBS reported.
BREAKING: Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape, has been sentenced to 57 months in prison. A longer sentence for murder was thrown out last month. https://t.co/HVymIFG0S1
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 21, 2021
The Court ruled that the charge did not fit the circumstances in the case.
Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual U.S.-Australian citizen who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.
According to a report by Australian news outlet News.com.au, Damond called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault behind her home in July of 2017:
“In the first emergency call from the night, Ms. Damond can be heard saying a woman sounds distressed and she thought she heard the word ‘help.’