Minneapolis Police Find No Evidence in Slain Woman’s Home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Court documents show that Minneapolis police found nothing when they searched the home of Justine Ruszczyk Damond shortly after an officer fatally shot her.
Damond called for police assistance July 15 because she believed she had heard a sexual assault taking place in the alley behind her house. Mohamed Noor, one of the two responding officers, shot her. He has declined to be interviewed by investigators.
Hours later, police obtained a search warrant for Damond's house and checked inside for blood, hair, guns, ammunition, knives, drugs or writings. They took nothing from the home. The Damond family attorney, Bob Bennett, says the search was appropriate.
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokeswoman Jill Oliveira tells reporters there could have been clues in the house to explain what happened.