Hennepin County Attorney review begins in Damond case

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension today submitted to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office its investigation into the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond  by a Minneapolis Police Officer.

We appreciate the hard work the BCA has put into investigating the July 15th shooting. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and several senior prosecutors will now carefully review the case file to determine what, if any, charges might be brought. As is often the case in these types of investigations, the county attorney’s office will remain in contact with the BCA and may ask for additional investigation during this review.

Neither the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, nor County Attorney Freeman, will have any further comment at this time.