The shooting of an Australian woman by US police has raised serious concerns after it was revealed the officers did not have their body cameras turned on.
- 40-year-old Australian woman Justine Damond was shot dead by a police officer in Minneapolis
- Her stepson Zach Damond says he is “demanding answers” from authorities
- DFAT says it is providing consular assistance to Damond’s family
Justine Damond, aged 40, was shot dead in Minneapolis about 11:30pm local time on Saturday after two officers responded to a report of a possible assault.
Ms Damond, originally from Sydney and also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was a trained veterinarian who worked as a meditation teacher and spiritual healer who worked with people with cancer, depression and alcoholism.
She was engaged to Minneapolis local Don Damond and they were due to marry next month.