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Ex-Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor resentenced for killing of 911 caller

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 10/21/2021 Nelson Oliveira

­Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who was serving a 12-year sentence for the 2017 killing of 911 caller Justine Ruszczyk Damond, had his sentence drastically reduced Thursday after his murder conviction was thrown out.

Noor, who had been in prison since 2019, was sentenced to a 57 months for the charge of second-degree manslaughter, with credit given for the time he’s already spent behind bars. That means he could be eligible for early release within months.

The ex-cop fatally shot Damond on July 15, 2017 after the 40-year-old Australian American called police to report a possible sexual assault behind her apartment building. When Noor and his partner arrived at the scene to investigate the report, they were startled by a loud noise as Damond approached their squad car with her right arm raised, according to testimony from his 2019 trial.

Noor immediately fired his weapon, fatally striking the woman.

In this Friday, June 7, 2019 file photo, Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to the podium to be sentenced at Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis. © Provided by New York Daily News In this Friday, June 7, 2019 file photo, Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to the podium to be sentenced at Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis.

In this Friday, June 7, 2019 file photo, Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to the podium to be sentenced at Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/)


Video: Minnesota court throws out conviction of former police officer Mohamed Noor (NBC News)

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He was later arrested and fired before being convicted on murder and manslaughter charges. Following a lengthy appeal process, the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed his third-degree murder conviction last month, ruling that the charge did not fit the facts in the case.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a poster of Justine Ruszczyk Damond is displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis. © Amy Forliti In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a poster of Justine Ruszczyk Damond is displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis.

In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a poster of Justine Ruszczyk Damond is displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis. (Amy Forliti/)

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