Request for all documents pertaining to the lethal shooting of Justine Damond

Jeremy Matthews filed this request with the Minneapolis Police Department of Minneapolis, MN.
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From: Jeremy Matthews


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting all documents relating to the investigation of the lethal shooting of Australian-American woman Justine Damond by former MPD police officer Mohammed Noor, who was convicted on the 30th of April for the crime as detailed here; https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48113953

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Eli Hayes

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Data Practices Request

Good morning,

Because of the high profile nature of the officer involved shooting of July 15, 2017, the public documents relating to the investigation have been made available through the Minneapolis Police Department website and do not require a data practices request. The MPD Records & Reports page contains download links for Frequently Requested Public Information<http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/records/frequent>*. Here you will find links to the public information relating to this case and other high profile cases. Though the initial trial of former Officer Noor has ended, he has chosen to appeal his conviction and therefore the case file will remain active and not public. More documents may become available once Noor's appeals have been exhausted.

Thank you,

Kyle MacDonald
Records Management Specialist

City of Minneapolis - Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. Fifth St. - Room # 31
Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-673-6101
Kyle.macdonald@minneapolismn.gov<mailto:Kyle.macdonald@minneapolismn.gov>

*http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/records/frequent

**The Minneapolis Police Department recently began using a new Records Management System for storing and retrieving data related to MPD cases. Your patience is appreciated, as delays in responding to and fulfilling requests for police data are expected during the implementation of the new system.

From: Jeremy Matthews

Good morning,

Thank you for your thorough and helpful reply to this request

Sincerely,

Eli Hayes

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Good morning,

Though the case has gone to trial, and Mr. Noor has been sentenced, he still has an opportunity to appeal his conviction. Because of this, the case is not considered fully closed and some documents remain restricted. The appeal window is 90 days from conviction, which in this case means the opportunity to appeal expires in September 2019. Once the appeal window is over, the case will be considered closed and additional documents may be made available. As for records introduced through the course of the trial, that data would be maintained by the Hennepin County Court system. They can be found here<http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Data-Requests.aspx>*.

*http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Data-Requests.aspx

Thank you,

Kyle MacDonald
Records Management Specialist

City of Minneapolis - Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. Fifth St. - Room # 31
Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-673-6101
Kyle.macdonald@minneapolismn.gov<mailto:Kyle.macdonald@minneapolismn.gov>

*The Minneapolis Police Department recently began using a new Records Management System for storing and retrieving data related to MPD cases. Your patience is appreciated, as delays in responding to and fulfilling requests for police data are expected during the implementation of the new system.

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