Hundreds attend memorial honouring Australian woman killed by U.S. police officer

Hundreds attend memorial honouring Australian woman killed by U.S. police officer

The fiance of Justine Damond, an Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, has told more than 200 mourners "it felt like a privilege to love Justine". "But now every step on the foot path is very painful".

Instead of traveling to Hawaii Friday evening for the ceremony, John Ruszczyk remembered his daughter, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, during a memorial service at Lake Harriet, the Star Tribune reported.

He read some of the uplifting messages she would free-write every morning and called her a "living example of self-mastery".

As Damond's loved ones mourned their loss, the investigation into her death moved forward.

Ms Damond's family and friends have set up a memorial fund for the social justice causes she believed in.

Damond added he had "immense gratitude for being the one she chose".

'I can just feel her basically saying "why are you guys being so serious?",' friend Rosie McGowan said.

"In Australia, they call it 'you're punching above your weight, ' alright?"

Program from Justine Damond public memorial
Program from Justine Damond public memorial

The life of Justine Damond, 40, will be celebrated Friday night at Lake Harriet Band Shell in southwest Minneapolis.

An Australian flag stood prominently on the stage next to a large colour photo of Damond bordered in pink and white flowers.

Police are investigating the shooting but the officer who fired will not talk to them, and the ABC understands even after a month, no significant police findings about what happened have been passed on. At times he struggled to hold back tears. It shows that an agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension requested permission to download data from the iPhones issued by the Minneapolis Police Department.

The application states that the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after she was killed on July 15.

Ms Damond had called 911 to report a woman being raped close to her apartment block shortly before she was shot and killed.

Today though the focus is on remembering Justine Damond.

When she went to the laneway to speak to police, officer Mohammed Noor shot her from the passenger seat. Harrity was interviewed by the agency but Noor declined and, under state law, can not be compelled to be interviewed.

The officers had not switched on their body cameras and now Minneapolis police are required to have them activated when they respond to calls or stop drivers.

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