MINNEAPOLIS – The attorney for Justine Damond’s family says they plan to file a civil lawsuit on Monday.
The family’s attorney, Bob Bennett, says he will be filing a Section 1983 civil rights complaint in federal court regarding the fatal shooting of Damond.
Justine Damond was shot and killed by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on July 15, 2017. Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Noor intends to use self defense and an argument for reasonable force in the July shooting, according to the “Rule 9 disclosure” signed by his lawyer, Thomas Plunkett.
Bennett would not release further details about the civil suit on Sunday, but plans to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday.