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One of Ruszczyk's neighbors reacts after the Noor trial verdict
A former neighbor of Justine Ruszczyk (center), who declined to give her name, reacts after hearing the verdict in the Mohamed Noor trial Tuesday. "I'm feeling overwhelmed," she said. "Everyone loses."
Christine Nguyen | MPR News file

Tuesday afternoon, a jury of 10 men and two women found former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Justine Ruszczyk while responding to her 911 call.

Noor is believed to be the first Minnesota police officer found guilty of murder for shooting someone while on duty.

How will this verdict affect future court cases, police training and community relations in Minnesota? MPR News guest host Tiffany Hanssen and reporter Jon Collins turned to a law professor, a community activist and a former police officer for their perspectives.


• Mark Osler, law professor at the University of St. Thomas

• Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights attorney and activist

• Greg Hestness, former deputy chief of Minneapolis police and former chief of University of Minnesota police

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.