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U.S. police shoot Australian woman who called for help

U.S. police shoot Australian woman who called for help U.S. police shoot Australian woman who called for help
Ellis Copeland | 17 July, 2017, 19:47

In a statement, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said an investigation was in its early stages, but that police did not have their body cameras on during the incident.

The Australian woman who was shot dead by Minnesota cops was a deeply spiritual person who left her life in Sydney to move to America for the man she loved, friends said on Monday.

The victim, a life coach and meditation teacher, also went by the name Justine Ruszczyk, but had taken the name of her fiancé, Don Damond, 50, who was on a business trip when she was killed.

Justine's bio on the website says she was "originally trained as a Veterinary Surgeon".

Ms. Damond conducted meditation workshops at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, which posted a tribute to her on its Facebook page. "And that could have been me, that could have been you, that could have been you, that could have been any of us and we are going to make sure this doesn't happen again". Eyewitnesses say Damond approached the police vehicle in her pajamas and was shot through the door, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Investigators said the squad vehicle video was on but didn't capture what happened at the scene.

"She was treasured and loved, and we will really miss her", she said.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges voiced similar sentiments at a news conference, saying, "I share the same questions other people have about why we don't have body camera footage of it, and I hope to get answers to that in the days coming". Damond had called police for help, after Justine reported a potential assault on Saturday evening behind her home. "But it has been made clear to me by the people I represent that they want to make certain that's how I feel".

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Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it is providing consular assistance to her family.

"Basically my mum was shot for reasons I don't know", Zach said in a video posted after the incident Sunday.

Ms Ruszczyk's death has angered her Minneapolis community after it was revealed the officers didn't have their body cameras turned on. The woman's family now demands answers for what they say was unprovoked violence.

The Hennepin county medical examiner told HuffPost that they could confirm the death of Ruszczyk, but could not release the cause of her death.

The two police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Friend Julie Reed remembered Damond, who used her fiance's last name ahead of their nuptials next month, for all the "joy she brought to our lives".

Making the effort to get to the bottom of what happened more hard, too, is the fact the two officers involved did not have their body cameras turned on, nor did the squad camera record the fatal shooting, MPR News reported.

They said the BCA would be releasing further information as soon as possible.

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