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Prosecution rests in former Minneapolis officer's trial

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 16:45:44-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have rested their case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appears the former officer will soon testify.

Mohamed Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond , a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia.

She had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home minutes before she was shot.

Noor refused to talk to investigators after the shooting. He was fired from the force after being charged. It's been unclear whether he would testify.

After the prosecution rested Thursday, one of Noor's attorneys asked the judge whether defense experts could be in the courtroom during the fired officer's testimony.