“This officer completed that training very well, he was very suited to be on the street,” said Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau.
But this doesn’t seem to be true. His neighbor, Chris Miller, says: “He is extremely nervous … he is a little jumpy … he doesn’t really respect women, the least thing you say to him can set him off. When they say a policeman shot an Australian lady I thought uh, oh but then when they said who it was I was like, ‘okay’.”
Noor’s colleagues the Minneapolis police department likely also knew that Noor was “extremely nervous” and “a little jumpy,” “doesn’t really respect women” and “the least thing you say to him can set him off.” But he remained on the force, because to take any action to protect the people of Minneapolis from him would have been “Islamophobic.”
The policeman who shot Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk was “well-suited to be on the street,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has said.
Mohamed Noor shot Ruszczyk in the stomach as she approached his police car to report hearing a possible rape in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
Chief Harteau said the death of Ms Ruszczyk “should not have happened” but defended Noor’s decision not to switch on their body cameras.
The officer does have due process and it’s my role to ensure due process is followed so that justice can be served,” Chief Harteau said a press conference hours ago.
“This officer completed that training very well, he was very suited to be on the street.”
She said it was not yet second nature for officers to turn on their body cameras because they had only had them for eight months.
Chief Harteau also explained why she had not yet spoken publicly about Ms Ruszczyk’s death, nearly a week after it happened.
“I was backpacking in the mountains and it made it very challenging to return,” she said.
“It was my personal time away.”
She defended her decision to not return to Minneapolis immediately after.
“There is seldom a good time for a chief to be away,” she said.
“But I do plan my personal time around events that require my presence.”
“Although I wasn’t here physically for a few days, I’m always the chief, and was in constant communication with my team.”
Chief Harteau said she had not yet spoken with Noor.
But Noor’s next-door neighbour said he wasn’t surprised to hear he was responsible.
“He is extremely nervous … he is a little jumpy … he doesn’t really respect women, the least thing you say to him can set him off,” Chris Miller told the Daily Telegraph.
“When they say a policeman shot an Australian lady I thought uh, oh but then when they said who it was I was like, ‘okay’.”
Miller recalled a time when Noor started yelling at local children playing at a park next to his apartment block.
“He has little respect for women he has little respect for blacks and kids,” he said.
“He has an air like you just couldn’t really be around him.”…