Hennepin County Attorney to Decide on Possible Noor Charges by 2018

August 28, 2017 09:07 PM

The Hennepin County Attorney says his office will not empanel a grand jury to determine whether the officer who shot and killed Justine Damond should be charged with a crime.

Instead, County Attorney Mike Freeman says he expects his office to decide whether to charge former police officer Mohamed Noor by the end of the year. 

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In providing an update on the response to the investigation into Noor, Freeman said his office alone will make a decision whether to charge Noor after the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension turns over its investigative findings.

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Freeman said he decided 18 months ago to no longer use a grand jury to decide charges. aAny decision his office makes would allow for more transparency and accountability.

He said his office has received a number of calls and emails demanding the county attorney charge Noor immediately; in responding via the news release, Freeman said his office is following the same procedure that it had in three previous officer-involved shootings.

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