Justine Damond; Serious concerns officers did not have their body cameras turned on!

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.

Key points:

  • 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.

Source: Australian woman Justine Damond shot dead by police in Minneapolis – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)