911 Transcripts: Damond Called Twice to Report Possible Rape

July 19, 2017 07:01 PM

Justine Damond placed two calls eight minutes apart to 911 about a potential sexual assault "along behind the house," according to a release of the call transcripts Wednesday by the City of Minneapolis.


Damond's first call was timestamped 11:27:02 p.m. When she hadn't noticed a response, she placed a second call at 11:35:23.

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The transcript of the first call stated, in part: 

Damond: "Hi, I'm, I can hear someone out the back and I, I'm not sure if she's having sex or being raped," Damond told the dispatcher before providing her address.

The operator then asked for clarification that it was behind the house, before Damond responded, "And there's a (inaudible) out the back, yup, yup. And I think she just yelled out 'help,' but it's difficult the sound has been going on for a while, but I think, I don't think she's enjoying it. I think it's, I don't know."

The operator then said a call was started and that help was on the way.

Operator: "Uh, you can't see anything, you're just hearing a female screaming then, is that what you're saying?"

Damond: "Yeah. It sounds like sex noises, but it's been going on for a while and I think she tried to say help and it sounds distressed."

The transcript of the second call stated:

Operator: 911, what is the address of the emergency?

Damond: Hi, I just reported one, but no one's here and was wondering if they got the address wrong. 

Operator: What's the address? 

Damond: 5024 Washburn Avenue South. It supposed to be Washburn Avenue South. 

Operator: Are you JUSTINE? 

Damond: Yeah, (inaudible). 

Operator: You're hearing a female screaming? 

Damond: Yes, along behind the house. 

Operator: Yup, officers are on the way there. 

Damond: Thank you. 

Operator: You're welcome, bye.

According to the incident detail report, also released Wednesday, the officers who responded to the scene, Matthew Harrity and Mohamed Noor, called in a Code 4 status -- meaning that no assistance was needed and the situation was under control -- at 11:39:34, indicating they were leaving the scene.

Almost two minutes later, at 11:41:24, the incident report shows, EMS and fire were dispatched and the incident was updated to a shooting. At 11:41:46, the report indicates reads "one down ... starting CPR." At 11:49:52, the incident report reads "PD have beend doing CPR for last four minutes."

In addition to the transcripts and the incident detail report, the city released the following documents via its website:


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