Supporters of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor were visibly disappointed after he was resentenced to 57 months in prison.
Noor, 35, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing Justine Damond in a Southwest Minneapolis alleyway on July 15, 2017.
The Court of Appeals struck down the third-degree murder conviction, of which he was serving 12.5 years in North Dakota state prison because his actions were found by the court to not evince a depraved mind.
Noor’s attorney Thomas Plunkett fought for Noor to be released for time served, given his model behavior in prison, which included helping new prisoners adjust. The county attorney sought the maximum sentence.
Responding to the verdict, his father Mohamed Abass said while angrily and briskly walking to an elevator, “The judge hates the Somali community.”
Noor is expected to enter supervised release next summer when he finishes serving two-thirds of his time behind bars.