An Australian woman was shot dead by police in Minneapolis

An Australian woman was shot dead by police in Minneapolis

An Australian woman was shot dead by police in Minneapolis

Assistant Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo confirmed that the body camera program is fully implemented in Minneapolis but Arradondo wouldn't say why the cameras didn't work.

"I demand answers. I'm so done with all this violence".

In a statement following that incident, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau didn't criticize the officer's conduct, but said the department "will be implementing mandatory training specifically for officers identifying effective tools and tactical strategies with police and dog encounters".

My thoughts are now with everyone affected by this tragic incident, especially the deceased woman and her family.

Both officers who attended the 911 call have been placed on administrative leave, the Star Tribune quoted police as saying.

The Australian woman who was shot dead by Minnesota cops was a deeply spiritual person who left her life in Sydney to move to America for the man she loved, friends said on Monday.

"I have questions about why the bodycams weren't on", she said.

After devoting much of her adulthood to enriching the lives of people in Sydney, Justine Damond took her teachings overseas.

But the BCA offered few other details on what precipitated the shooting and, it said, neither responding officer had turned on their body cameras before the shooting.

According to Ms. Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis body cameras and squad camera, which was introduced to the Minneapolis Police Department previous year, was not switched on when the shooting occurred. she said in a statement "heartsick and deeply disturbed by the incident".

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"Sadly we now [mourn the life of] Justine, a white woman living in southwest Minneapolis-who simply notified the police about an assault she was concerned about", Michelle Gross of Communities United Against Police Brutality said.

The BCA, who is in charge of the case, is trying to determine if any video evidence of what happened exists.

"Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue S. just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday", the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a news release.

Originally from Sydney, Ms Damond was engaged to an American man, and had reportedly called police after hearing a noise near her house.

Justine Damond, 40, was killed Saturday night in Minneapolis' Fulton neighborhood.

On Sunday, members of the Minneapolis chapter of the Women's March gathered for an afternoon vigil to pay tribute to Damond.

They said the BCA would be releasing further information as soon as possible.

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges wants to know why the officers' body cameras were off. We'll update with more information as it becomes available.

"She and Don were just so in love", the friend said.

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