MINNEAPOLIS — Court records show psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about a former Minneapolis police officer’s fitness for duty long before he fatally shot an Australian woman.
In a response Wednesday to a defense motion seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, Hennepin County prosecutors say Noor was flagged by two psychiatrists during a pre-hiring evaluation in early 2015. They said he seemed unable to handle the stress of regular police work and exhibited an unwillingness to deal with people.
The Star Tribune reports that Noor was nonetheless found to be “psychiatrically fit” to work as a cadet officer .
Noor is charged in the July 2017 shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible assault.