In Minneapolis, Fake Sign Warns of ‘Easily Startled’ Police
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of ``easily startled'' officers.
One sign was spotted in Minneapolis and another in St. Paul over the weekend.
The official-looking orange metal signs read: ``WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE
EASILY STARTLED.'' The signs have a picture of an officer with a gun in each raised hand, shooting in both directions.
Justine Damond was unarmed when she was killed behind her home on July 15, after she called 911 to report a possible rape.
The officer who shot Damond has declined to be interviewed. The other responding officer says Damond approached the officers' police cruiser shortly after he heard a loud sound.