Family of Woman Killed by Minneapolis Officer Sues
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of a woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault is suing the officer, his partner and the city.
A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court alleges Justine Ruszczyk Damond's civil rights were violated when she was shot July 15, 2017, by Officer Mohamed Noor. It alleges Noor was inexperienced and unfit for duty.
The lawsuit also claims Noor and his partner conspired to cover up the facts surrounding the shooting.
Noor faces criminal charges. Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Damond through the driver's side window. They say there's no evidence Noor encountered a threat justifying deadly force.
The lawsuit filed by Damond's father seeks monetary damages.