Advertisement

Judge keeps juror names secret after Noor convicted

Judge keeps juror names secret after Noor convicted Photo: Cedric Hohnstadt

May 02, 2019 04:18 PM

A judge is keeping secret the names of jurors who convicted a Minneapolis police officer this week in the shooting of an unarmed woman.

Judge Kathryn Quaintance cited the possibility of unwanted publicity and harassment in an order Thursday that keeps the jurors' identification sealed for 90 more days.

Advertisement

The jury on Tuesday convicted Mohamed Noor of murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. She was shot when she approached Noor's squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.

Quaintance had cited the same factors when she ordered a confidential jury when trial began a month ago.

She said jurors can identify themselves if they choose. She said she would reconsider the sealing in 90 days.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Minnesota's congressional delegation feels the impeachment heat

Judge: 1 year of prison for suspect in David Ortiz shooting

Minnetonka experiencing an apartment building boom

Advertisement