MINNEAPOLIS – Neighbors, friends and activists held a wake for an Australian woman after a Minneapolis police officer was charged in her death.
About 50 people gathered Tuesday night near the alley where Justine Ruszczyk Damond was fatally shot in July. The 40-year-old coach was killed by the Officer, Mohamed Noor, after she called the police to report a possible sexual assault behind her house.
Noor was charged with murder earlier Tuesday.
Todd Schuman is a member of the group Justice for Justine. He says that the police need to be held accountable for their actions that hurt people and damage to their communities.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that Minneapolis city council member Linea Palmisano participated in the vigil. She says that she has seen a number of improvements in the city, the police department requested by Ruszczyk death, including a new president and a new body camera rules.