'Use of Force Symposium' Examines Minneapolis Case of 911 Caller Shot & Killed by Police Officer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A UVA symposium on Friday examined that use of lethal force and one case in Minneapolis in that might set precedents for the future. The event analyzed an incident in Minnesota in which officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed a woman that called 911.
Prosecutors say that the lack of precedent for officers being convicted in cases like this made the job more difficult.
"Hopefully, what we're trying to contribute to the debate, is that whether the use of force is justified or not, that the quality of the investigation, how the evidence is gathered, how these things should be presented in court, should look much more like it does in ordinary criminal cases instead of being this kind of standalone type of prosecution,” said Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Amy Sweasy.
Ultimately, Noor was found guilty sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.