MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota prosecutor who criticized agents investigate the death of an Australian woman fatally shot by an officer is now apologizing for his comments.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman publicly apologized Monday to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Last week, Freeman told a group of activists that he does not have enough evidence yet to charge the Minneapolis police officer who killed Justine Damond in July last year, the researchers say “not done their job.”
Freeman says that he believes that it is his responsibility to talk to voters, but he was wrong to discuss the work of the agency. He also says that he did not know he was being recorded, but his comments were ill-advised.
He says that he’ll share information next week on the status of his decision to charge Officer Mohamed Noor.