According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Damond approached the driver's side of the responding police vehicle, and police officer Mohamed Noor, who was sitting the in passenger seat, shot her through the squad's open window.
Police in Minnesota were startled by a loud sound prior to fatally shooting an unarmed Australian woman who had called them to report a possible assault, United States investigators have revealed.
The audio was provided to CNN by the operator of Minnesota PoliceClips, a company that monitors and records police radio dispatches.
Ruszczyk, who went by Justine Damond, the last name of her fiancé, was killed Saturday night after she called police about what she believed might have been a sexual assault occurring nearby. But she wasn't sure.
Speaking to the media for the first time since Ruszczyk's death, Chief Harteau said she was away on personal leave during the shooting and immediate aftermath. "And it sounds distressed". Damond was pronounced dead 10 minutes later, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, killed by a gunshot wound to her abdomen.
Harteau has been out of town since Saturday's shooting, but returned to work on Thursday. That man stopped and watched as officers attended to Damond. "It shows issues on a couple different layers, first and foremost the militarized police state that shoots first and asks questions later". Noor has declined to speak with investigators.
At one point, Harrity told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near the patrol vehicle.
While Minneapolis police officers are required to wear body cameras and all squad cars have dash cams, no video of the incident exists; the officers had not turned on their body cameras and the dash cam had also been turned off.
Relations between police and the broader community had plummeted to the point where Minneapolis officers were told they were not welcome at the city's annual gay pride parade last month.
Along with Damond's friends and neighbor, the March for Healing and Justice was joined by local faith leaders, a contingent from Women's March MN and members from the Twin Cities chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement. "Prosecutors have been reluctant to bring charges against police officers because the juries have been reluctant to convict police officers because it ultimately boils down to whether they felt the officer was in fear for their life".
Harteau faced several questions about her absence in the days following the shooting, which sparked anger and a demand for answers in the city and in Damond's home country.
"I think that's ludicrous", Mr Bennett told US TV network CBS.
WILLIAMS: One of the questions people want answered is why there's no video from the officer's body cameras or their squad vehicle.
But Officer Mohamed Noor will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an internal investigation. Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says the policy which governs camera use is under review. "We had two jurors that simply would not find a police officer guilty", he said. "We're talking about the actions of one individual", Harteau said. That lawyer, Bob Bennett, recently negotiated a almost $3 million settlement over the death of Philando Castile, the motorist shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer a year ago.