Ex-Minneapolis cop resentenced to 57 months for killing 911 caller

Justine Ruszczyk Damond

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

The 57 months that the judge gave Mohamed Noor on Thursday was the maximum term possible for manslaughter under the state’s sentencing guidelines.

Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond and was sentenced to 12 1/2 years on the murder count.

But the Minnesota Supreme Court threw out that murder conviction last month and ordered him to be sentenced for manslaughter.

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