The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman took a brief pause as the judge sought to help out an unemployed juror.
Hennepin County Judge Kathryn Quaintance scheduled court to start two hours late on Thursday in the trial of Mohamed Noor. Noor killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond when the dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia approached his squad car minutes after dialing 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter.
Quaintance said she was accommodating a juror’s job interview that could not be broken.
One of the women chosen for the jury revealed during jury selection that she had lost her job in March.