Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Killer Cop Refuses Interview

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Killer Cop Refuses Interview

Article excerpt

MINNEAPOLIS Mayor Betsy Hodges has implored the officer who killed Australian woman Justine Damond to give evidence to investigators probing her shooting by police.

Mayor Hodges fronted the press yesterday to ask Mohamed Noor to break his silence on the incident, after Ms Damond was shot dead by police in Minneapolis on Saturday night.

Officer Noor has refused to be interviewed by investigators.

"We can't compel him by law, but I wish that he would make that statement," the Mayor said.

"There are big questions left that we still have and that we hope to have answered soon.

"Why did Officer Noor draw and fire his gun? What happened from the time the officers arrived on the scene to when she was pronounced dead? Why don't we have footage from body cameras? Why were they not activated? We all want answers to those questions."

Mayor Hodges stressed the investigation into the incident was not being conducted by the police themselves, as a matter of policy. …

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