The case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has been handed to prosecutors for possible charges, investigators and prosecutors announced Tuesday.
During the two-month investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have probed the medical records and psychological exams of the two officers, as well as scouring the officers" body camera footage, mobile phones, the squad vehicle they were in and audio of the two "911' calls that Damond made that night.
Justine Damond was fatally shot after calling authorities about an alleged assault occurring behind her home..
Minutes later Ruszczyk was dead, shot and killed by Noor, one of the responding officers.
According to a search warrant filed in Hennepin County District Court, investigators also took four CDs worth of data from the cell phones of Noor and fellow officer Matthew Harrity. "I shouldn't have happened", Freeman told the 50 or so people in attendance. Freeman told residents that his job was to determine whether Noor did something criminal and whether there was enough admissible evidence to support a charge.
In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force..
He has said that he will decide whether charges will be filed, again breaking with the longtime tradition of having that task handled by a grand jury.
The Star Tribune says Mr Freeman will make his decision by the end of the year.
Damond's fiancee, Don Damond, declined to comment outside the statement he released following the BCA announcement. He says the family hopes that Freeman will "act swiftly to review the findings and determine charges".
"As it has throughout this investigation, the BCA will continue to work with the county attorney as needed to provide any additional information" to prosecutors, the state Department of Public Safety said in a statement.