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Minneapolis mayor addresses verdict in Noor case

May 01, 2019 08:11 PM

Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the Mohamed Noor case, following the verdict in Noor's trial Tuesday afternoon.

Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of murder in the third degree and manslaughter in the second degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

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Noor had pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. Sentencing is scheduled for June 7.

In a statement, Frey said, in part, "What matters most for Minneapolis is how we respond in the days and weeks ahead. Our city must come together – not for any single person, entity, or organization – not for any reason beyond our love for each other and the values that hold us together."

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar also issued a statement on the verdict.

"For the first time in Minnesota's history, a guilty verdict was returned in an officer-involved killing," it read. "The verdict is an important step towards justice and a victory for all who oppose police brutality. It cannot be lost, however, that it comes in the wake of acquittals for officers who took the lives of people of color, both in Minnesota and nationwide. We must have the same level of accountability and justice in all officer-involved killings and address violence-based training for police officers."

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