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Judge rules no cameras in courtroom during Noor trial

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Mohamed Noor

March 26, 2019 09:46 AM

A Hennepin County court judge has ruled that cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom during the upcoming trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.

Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer, is charged with second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter, in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk in July 2017.

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A pre-trial hearing is set for March 1 at the Hennepin County Government Center in courtroom C1953, located on the 19th floor. The pre-trial will begin at 9 a.m. Due to significant interest in the case, audio from the hearing will be played in another courtroom on the same floor to accommodate those who do not have a seat in the courtroom.

RELATED: Court files juror questionnaire in Noor case

The trial is expected to start April 1. 

A number of media outlets filed requests for visual and/or audio coverage of both the pretrial hearing and jury trial in the matter.

However, both the prosecution and defense jointly objected and judge Kathryn L. Quaintance ruled there was no reason to override their claims.

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