MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer after she called 911 to report a possible assault is scheduled to appear in court.
Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15 killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
An omnibus hearing will be held Tuesday in Hennepin County. Such hearings can cover a host of issues, including evidentiary and procedural matters.
Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car’s passenger seat when he shot Damond through the open driver’s side window after she approached the vehicle.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said there is no evidence that Noor encountered a threat that justified using deadly force.
Noor’s attorney has filed documents indicating Noor will plead not guilty.
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