After reporting the possibility of a crime, Damond from Australia was shot dead by a police officer near her home in Minnesota. The prosecutor from the Minnesota police departments who criticized the investigating agents for the Australian woman publicly has made an apology for discussing the work of the agency in the public domain. Justine Damond, an Australian woman, was fatally shot by police in cold blood after reporting a possible crime. Mike Freeman, a Hennepin County attorney, on Monday, issued both videotaped and written statements in which he made an apology to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The bureau was tasked with investigating the shooting of the Australian woman that took place in July.
Freeman noted that he did not realize that he was being recorded criticized the investigators who were charged with bringing the matter into conclusion. He said that whatever comments he made regarding the investigators under whatever circumstances were ill-advised and that he was very sorry about the whole issue. While at a union holiday reception last week, Freeman was questioned about a charging decision against the officer who committed the murder, by the name Mohamed Noor. As he expressed lots of frustration, Freeman noted that at the time, no compelling evidence could be sustainable in a court of law to charge the officer with murder. He said that the investigators had failed to do their job and that it was not his fault.
Freeman also made suggestions that the fact that Noor had refused to talk to investigators had put the prosecution between a rock and a hard place. Just last week, Freeman said that he could not yet prove beyond any reasonable doubt that before the police officer fired his gun at the woman, his life was in danger. He also said he could not state definitively on whether the officer thought that he was going to be harmed or even killed before he shot at Damond.
However, Freeman refused to comment on whether he still thought that his previous statement s were misguided and inaccurate or he always harbored the thought that the investigators had failed at doing what they were paid to do. On Monday, Freeman said that although the investigators were following every lead and working day and night trying to gather evidence that could hold in a court of law, police cases were complicated and needed the thorough investigations. However, Freeman said that he had a duty and responsibility to tell his constituents about how he carried out his job.