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Lawsuit in police shooting of Australian woman put on hold

3 years 10 months 5 days ago Tuesday, October 02 2018 Oct 2, 2018 October 02, 2018 11:35 AM October 02, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawsuit filed by the family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer last year has been put on hold while a criminal case against the officer proceeds.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Tony Leung ruled Tuesday that the $50 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of Justine Ruszczyk Damond will be delayed until the state's case against Mohamed Noor is resolved through a dismissal, an acquittal or a sentencing.
Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with the July 15, 2017 shooting. Prosecutors say he shot Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
He is scheduled to go to trial in April .

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