Justine Damond : Why Did US Police Shoot Sydney Woman?
40-year-old Sydney woman Justine Damond is being remembered as a kind and beautiful person.
The mother of two was reportedly shot by US police at the weekend in circumstances that can’t yet be explained.
Media report Justine Damond had called local police after a commotion in a nearby alley way by her house.
Local reports said she had waited for the police to arrive, before approaching the first cop car.
Damond, who was dressed in pyjamas, began speaking to one of the officers through the passenger side window, before one cop began firing.
Earlier : Sydney woman Justine Damond shot dead by Minneapolis Police Department police officer after being called to a possible assault.
Justine was also known as Justine Ruszczyk.
“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 11.30pm Saturday,” the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said.
“At one point, an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman.”
All cameras – including police body cams and a police car dashcam – were turned off and didn’t capture the incident.
Justine Damond Stepson’ 22-year-old Zac said on social media:
“Basically my mum was shot for reasons I don’t know,” he said in a video posted on Facebook.
“I just know she heard a sound in the alley so then she called the police and the cops showed up and she was a very passionate woman, she probably thought something bad was happening and then next thing I know they take my best friend’s life.”
“America sucks, these cops need to get trained differently … I’m just done, f*** the police. I’m just done. This has to stop.”
Video: Local People hold vigil for Justine Damond in Minnesota.
Video: Justine Damond Raszczyk
People remember Justine Damond Ruszczyk
— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) July 16, 2017
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