Minneapolis Police Shot and Killed Justine Ruszczyk

Minneapolis Police Shot and Killed Justine Ruszczyk

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Justine Ruszczyk was shot to death by Minneapolis Police Officers, on July 15, 2017. Ruszczyk made two phone calls that night reporting a possible sexual assault, 25 minutes before being shot.

The transcripts of the phone calls were released by the city of Minneapolis on July 19. Her first call was made at 11:27 p.m, CT,. Ruszcyk reported someone was either being raped or having sex near her home. “I can hear someone out back and I, I’m not sure if she’s saving sex or being raped… I don’t think she’s enjoying it.”

Ruszczyk called the police again at 11:35 p.m. A couple of minutes later the police received the correct address. “Officers are on the way,” said the dispatcher. Ruszczyk responded by saying “Thank you.”

Moments later, Police Officers Mohamed Noor and Matthew Harrity arrived at the scene. As the officers approached, they heard a loud sound before Ruszczyk walked up to the driver’s-side window of the squad car. Harrity stated that Noor fired his weapon from the passenger seat and shot Ruszczyk through the open window.

it was reported that the footage was not recorded on either of the officers’ body cameras nor the dashcam. Noor has not spoken to investigators about the incident.

The lack of information on the shooting has the public and Mayor Betsy Hodges in an outrage over the incident.

When reading the transcript of the conversation, it was clear that some of the words could not be heard due to audio issues. Investigators are still working on the case.

Written by Tyreese Butler
Edited by Jeanette Smith

Sources:

CNN: Australian woman in Minneapolis fatally shot by police officer

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