Noor to Make 1st Court Appearance Wednesday

March 21, 2018 09:02 AM

The Minneapolis police officer charged in connection with the death of 40-year-old Justine Damond in July is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

Mohamed Noor is expected to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. He has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Damond.

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Noor turned himself in late Tuesday morning.

RELATED: Noor Charged in Damond Shooting; Chief Says Officer No Longer With Department

If convicted, Noor could face up to 25 years in prison.

Noor has not spoken publicly about the case and declined to speak with investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Noor's attorney Tom Plunkett said Noor again extended his condolences to Damond's family. Plunkett added facts in the case would show Noor should not have been charged.

"The facts will show that Officer Noor acted as he had been trained and consistent with established departmental policy," read part of the statement. "Officer Noor should not have been charged with any crime."

RELATED: Timeline of Justine Damond Shooting

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