Justine Damond, 40, was shot in the abdomen Saturday by Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, who responded with his partner to Damond’s 911 call reporting a possible rape. Noor has declined to speak to investigators, and police haven’t explained why Damond was shot.
The state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the agency conducting an external investigation into the shooting, announced in a statement Friday that officials had identified and interviewed a man on a bike who witnessed the incident.
Later Friday evening, protesters forced their way into a press conference, where Hodges was supposed to discuss Harteau’s resignation. The crowd shouted at Hodges to resign and chanted “Bye, bye, Betsy!”
“We’re asking for your prompt resignation. We don’t want you as our mayor of Minneapolis anymore,” said John Thompson, a best friend of Philando Castile, who was shot to death by police in a suburb of nearby St. Paul in July 2016