Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau on Thursday called the shooting death of Justine Damond “unnecessary” and said it contradicted the mission and training given to her officers.
In her first public appearance since the Saturday shooting, Harteau said that based on what is publicly known about the case, there is no justification for officer Mohamed Noor’s decision to shoot Damond.
Her brief but expansive news conference gave no more information as to why Noor shot Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault last Saturday in south Minneapolis. The death of Damond, a 40-year-old spiritual teacher from Australia who was engaged to be married, drew international attention and widespread mourning. \
The shooting is under investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Star-Tribune reports.