Most Noor US trial exhibits can be copied

A US judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of Mohamed Noor.
A US judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of Mohamed Noor.

A US judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of a former Minneapolis policeman who shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017.

Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the US and Australia who was killed after she called 911 to report a possible crime.

Judge Kathryn Quaintance ruled Wednesday she would allow the media and public to make copies of most exhibits. The exceptions are five body camera videos that show Damond's final moments. Copies of those items will be allowed after graphic material is redacted.

The ruling comes after a coalition of media organisations fought for public access to the evidence. Last week, the court said it would make the exhibits available for viewing, but a decision on allowing copies was postponed.

Australian Associated Press