Advertisement

Noor's defense attorneys request access to squad car

Noor's defense attorneys request access to squad car Photo: KSTP-TV

March 26, 2019 09:44 AM

Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor have requested access to a department squad car for "independent examination," according to court documents.

Noor is charged with second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter, in the death of Justine Ruszczyk in June 2017.

Advertisement

RELATED: Second-degree murder charge officially added to Noor complaint

In a court filing, defense attorneys say it "would be most helpful" if they had access to the squad car on Friday (Dec. 28), since on that day the moon will be in the same phase as it was on the day Noor shot and killed Ruszczyk.

The filing states access to a squad car would "allow the defense the opportunity to independently gather information, make measurements and allow testing and analysis."

RELATED: Judge allows 2nd-degree murder charge in Noor case

The defense says the State of Minnesota "failed to preserve" the squad car Noor and his partner were in on the night of the shooting, so they are requesting access to another car.

They say "the State of Minnesota and its agents have used more than one squad car for testing and analysis in the course of their investigation."

Connect with KSTP


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

Credits

Anthony Brousseau

Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Born under suspicion: US government challenges a Minnesota Marine's citizenship

Walz issues written reprimand to IRRR Commissioner

Russian sentenced to 18 months for being agent for Kremlin

Noor resumes testimony in woman's death

Fatal pedestrian crash in Plymouth under investigation

I-35W closes in South Minneapolis this weekend, overnight work continues on I-94

Advertisement