While the killer of Justine Damond, Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor, still refuses to explain why he shot the Australian woman, more questions have been raised.
Investigators searched Damond’s house for bodily fluids, weapons, and drugs after she was shot by Noor, The Daily Mail reports.
Court records that were released on Wednesday indicate that investigators asked for two search warrants. One was for the alley behind Damond’s house where she reported a potential rape, and the other was for her house.
Criminal expert Joseph Daly said there was no reason for detectives to search Damond’s home.
“When I read that I really cannot find probable cause to search her home,” Daly told 5 Eyewitness News. “I don’t understand why they’re looking for bodily fluids inside her home.”
“Whose bodily fluids are they looking for? Is she a suspect? I don’t understand why they’re looking for controlled substances inside her home. I don’t understand why they’re looking for writings inside her home. The warrant does not explain that to me,” said Daly.
“I think the Australians are going to go berserk if they think that the focus is on this woman as a suspect,” he added.
Michelle Gross, who is a part of the US based “Communities United Against Police Brutality” group, said she was “very concerned” to hear the Australian’s home was searched. “What was the purpose of that?” she said to Fox 9.
“This is always an effort by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to try to criminalize a person who was killed or their close family members.”
“I think that’s really inappropriate and wrong,” she added.
Court documents claim that the police car which Noor and his partner were sitting in was “slapped” by a woman just moments before Damond was shot. There was no specification as to whether the woman who slapped the car was Damond.