On Saturday, a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Damond, who community members said had called police to report an assault, Fox 9 reports.
The officer who shot Damond’s body camera was turned off, and so were squad car cameras that might have captured the shooting.
Damond was a meditation teacher who lived with her fiancé and son in the area.
“Sadly we now [mourn the life of] Justine, a white woman living in southwest Minneapolis–who simply notified the police about an assault she was concerned about,” Michelle Gross of Communities United Against Police Brutality said. “She was being a good neighbor! And she lost her life being a good neighbor.”
Both unidentified officers involved in the shooting are on standard administrative leave.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she was “deeply disturbed” and “heartsick” over the killing.
“I’ve been heartsick every time there’s been an officer-involved shooting,” she said. “But it has been made clear to me by the people I represent that they want to make certain that’s how I feel.”
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