MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:24:07 +0000 AP Debrief: Ex-cop: Fired 'to stop threat' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/c064f867998f440ab6f1088fe97029be A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home testified in his own defense. AP Reporter Amy Forliti recounts what Mohamed Noor said. (April 25) c064f867998f440ab6f1088fe97029be Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:56:00 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT CEDRIC HOHNSTADT SHOTLIST: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++++SOUNDBITES PARTIALLY COVERED WITH IMAGES++ ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMinneapolis - 25 April 20191. Walking shot of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walking 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"Former officer Mohamed Noor spoke on the witness stand about the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. He gave a narrative of what happened that night. He said that right before the shooting, he heard a lound bang on the squad car and he saw his partner, officer Matthew Harrity with fear in his eyes - were the words that officer Noor used. 'Fear in his eyes.' He said Harrity shouted, 'Oh, Jesus!' and reached for his gun and his gun was caught. He said that Harrity was struggling to unholster his gun." CEDRIC HOHNSTADT - MUST CREDIT CEDRIC HOHNSTADT Minneapolis - 25 April 20193. Courtroom sketch depicting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on the witness stand ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMinneapolis - 25 April 20194. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"At that moment, officer Noor said that he took his left arm and put it over Harrity as if to protect him and then saw a woman come up to the window - blonde woman with a pink t-shirt on, which is what Justine Damond was wearing - and he said he saw that woman raise her right arm. He said his partner feared for his life and that Justine Damond could have had a weapon and he said, quote, 'I fired one shot.'" CEDRIC HOHNSTADT - MUST CREDIT CEDRIC HOHNSTADT Minneapolis - 25 April 20195. Courtroom sketch depicting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on the witness stand ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMinneapolis - 25 April 20196. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"Noor has not spoken to investigators since the shooting in July of 2017. And he has not giving any public statements."7. STILL image of Noor arriving at Hennepin County Government Center 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"He has a right not to testify and he chose to waive that right. It's significant because now we're going to know what was in his mind the night of the shooting. CEDRIC HOHNSTADT - MUST CREDIT CEDRIC HOHNSTADT Minneapolis - 25 April 20199. Tight of courtroom sketch depicting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on the witness stand ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMinneapolis - 25 April 201910. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"Noor has told the jury about his background. He is an immigrant from Somalia. He was forced to flee Somalia at age 5, eventually came to the US and settled in Minnesota. He has a large - he comes from a large family. We've gotten to learn about his background, his education."11. STILL image of Noor waiting to go through security after arriving at the Hennepin County Government Center 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"Former officer Mohammad Noor spoke about training that he received, both in the academy as a cadet, and also in service training. He did learn some counter-ambush training. He learned how to trust your partner and to protect your partner in those situations. He learned firearms training, he learned some use of force training." CEDRIC HOHNSTADT - MUST CREDIT CEDRIC HOHNSTADT Minneapolis - 25 April 201913. Courtroom sketch depicting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on the witness stand ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMinneapolis - 25 April 201914. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Forliti, Associated Press:"He said, quote, 'I always wanted to serve, primarily the city of Minneapolis and the diverse communities there.' And he said that he fell in love with Minneapolis when he moved here and he wanted to make a difference and give back to the city." STORYLINE: A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman testified Thursday that he saw a woman in a pink shirt with blond hair at his partner's window, raising her right arm, before he fired his gun "to stop the threat." Mohamed Noor refused to talk to investigators after the July 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond , a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, making his testimony his first public statements since her death. Damond had called 911 minutes earlier to report a possible sexual assault behind her home, and was shot as she approached Noor's squad car as he and his partner slowly rolled down her alley looking for evidence of a woman in distress. Noor testified that he fired to stop what he thought was a threat to him and his partner, Matthew Harrity, after he heard a loud bang on the driver's side of the squad car. Noor said he saw fear in Harrity's eyes and saw that Harrity was trying to pull his gun but was having difficulty. He described putting his left arm over Harrity's chest, and seeing a woman in a pink shirt with blond hair outside Harrity's driver's side window raising her right arm."I fired one shot," Noor said. "My intent was to stop the threat." =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home testified in his own defense. AP Reporter Amy Forliti recounts what Mohamed Noor said. (April 25) AP Debrief: Ex-cop: Fired 'to stop threat'