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Noor trial unfolding amid debate over 'blue wall of silence'

 

April 15, 2019

David Joles – Star Tribune

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, has placed prosecutors in the position of relying on testimony of officers whose credibility they at times question.

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor are determined to put his onetime partner on the stand, despite raising questions about his ability to accurately testify about the night Justine Ruszczyk Damond was shot.

As the prosecution's anticipated star witness, Matthew Harrity was the only other person there the night Noor shot and killed Damond in July 2017 after the two officers responded to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault behind her home. But both his recollection and cooperation have been shaky, prosecutors have contended. His version of what happened that night has changed, they said, and he has declined to make himself available for trial preparation.

http://www.startribune.com/noor-trial-unfolding-amid-debate-over-blue-wall-of-silence/508574012/

 

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