Minneapolis police say they're re-evaluating bodycam policy
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Justine Ruszczyk

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MINNEAPOLIS -- (KEYC) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by police in Minneapolis (all times local):

9:10 p.m.

Police in Minneapolis say they are re-evaluating their policy on body cameras following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer.

Justine Damond was shot Saturday night by an officer who was responding to her 911 call. Neither that officer nor his partner had their body camera running at the time, making it more difficult to answer questions about the shooting.

Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo says the city is only eight months into the department-wide rollout of body cameras. He says a review of the program includes focusing on how often officers activate them, and he says the department wants to increase that frequency.

Arradondo spoke Tuesday night shortly after state investigators released their first narrative of what happened. One of the officers involved told police he was startled by a loud noise near his squad vehicle shortly before Damond approached it. That officer's partner shot Damond.

7:30 p.m.

The investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police so far depends on the account of the officer's partner.

Justine Damond, a spiritual healer and bride-to-be, was shot Saturday night by Officer Mohamed Noor soon after she called 911 to report what she thought was a sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

Noor's partner, Matthew Harrity, told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad vehicle right before Damond approached the car on his side. Harrity said Noor shot Damond through the open window.

Noor declined to be interviewed by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the BCA said they can't force him to be interviewed.

Noor has been on the force for 21 months. Harrity has been an officer for one year.

7 p.m.

Investigators examining the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer say they want to talk to a bicyclist who stopped and watched as officers gave medical aid to the woman.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators say they're looking for the man who is white and 18 to 25 years old for help as a possible witness. They're asking that he and any other possible witnesses contact the agency.

Justine Damond, a 40-year-old spiritual healer and bride-to-be, was shot Saturday night by one of the two officers responding to her 911 call. Damond had called police about what she thought was a sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

One of the officers said they were startled by a loud sound right before Damond approached the vehicle.

Her death sparked anger and a call for answers in the U.S. and Australia.

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