The lawyer for the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman is asking that she be tested for Ambien. He didn’t say why during a press conference leading us to wonder if he’s just trying to cast doubt in the case on whether Justine Diamond was mentally ok. We looked at side effects of Ambien and didn’t see anything that would be concerning;
Common Ambien side effects may include:
daytime drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, feeling “drugged” or light-headed;
tired feeling, loss of coordination;
stuffy nose, dry mouth, nose or throat irritation;
nausea, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach; or
headache, muscle pain.
The woman was shot in the stomach by a Somali -American police officer after she called police to investigate a disturbance outside.
Justine Diamond deserves so much more than this witch hunt to try and blame her for her own murder. The attorney for the police officer who reached across his partner and shot Justine Diamond should know better than to try this low blow tactic.
The question remains on why the police officers had body cams off. A failure in policy or something more?
Via Daily Mail:
The mayor of Minneapolis where an Australian woman was shot dead by a police officer on Saturday has said the killing ‘should never have happened’.
Justine Damond was killed by officer Mohamed Noor outside her home after calling the police to report a suspected sexual assault.
It was dark and Noor, a rookie on the force, opened fire after seeing her move towards the car but apparently without knowing who she was. Neither his bodycam nor the bodycam that his partner was wearing was turned on at the time so there is no footage of the incident.
On Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges penned a scathing blog post calling for more to be done to ensure officers’ bodycams are always turned on.