Minneapolis Police Chief Harteau: ‘Justine didn’t have to die’

“Justine didn’t have to die.”

Those were the first public words from Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau on Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian woman who was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to a 911 call by Damond herself.

“Based on the publicly released information from BCA, this should not have happened,” Harteau told reporters Thursday evening, referring to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the shooting at the request of Minneapolis police.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Based on the radio calls alone, giving an all clear, followed by several minutes later shots fired.

    Problem 1: why did Noor have his firearm in his lap, instead of in his holster where it belongs.
    Problem 2: why was the car camera off when they were clearly responding to a call
    Problem 3: why would noor shoot across his partner without identifying his target?

    This is one of those places where a DoJ investigation would probably be a good idea, instead of looking for disparate impact.

    • Millie_Woods

      A rope and a tree is all that’s needed.

      • Slickfoot

        Or a lamppost.

  • Gary

    Under Obama this would be covered up .

    Note how MUSLIM is being left out of the new reports.

  • Shebel

    A Somalian ,Muslim masquerading as a COP shot a White woman in the BELLY.

    Nothing to see here, folks.

  • Shebel

    He probably didn’t know any better.

  • BillyHW

    You didn’t have to hire a goddamn Somalian pirate you stupid fool! We didn’t need to let this savage into our country! We didn’t need to let women vote!

    • David Murrell

      We don’t need to allow BillyHW to vote either.

  • John Boy

    But killing a Kaffur isn’t a crime under Sharia Law!

  • Martin B

    When you hand out badges and guns to Affirmative Action Somalis, then yes, innocent people have to die.

    • John Boy

      When you bring in people who hate your country and your culture what do you expect?

  • Achmed

    انها ليست جريمة ضد عاهرة الكافر الابيض.

    • Starlord

      مرحبا إنبريد تذهب اللعنة نفسك الأحمق

  • simus1

    He was having impure thoughts so he was playing with his gun to distract his urges and a djinn tricked him into shooting her.
    His lawyer will explain it all after he is found NGBROI and sent somewhere for “treatment”.

  • Jaedo Drax

    And the Chief of Police has resigned.