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Compensation of 18 million for family of wife who was shot by agent

The American city of Minneapolis pays $20 million in grief to the family of a woman who was shot by a policeman. The policeman was convicted of murder three days ago and will hear his sentence next month.

On July 15, 2017, 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond was shot at her house just after she had raised the alarm with the police herself. She thought that someone was sexually assaulted in an alley next to her home.

One of the two police officers who arrived at the house in a patrol car shot the woman. He stated that he thought his partner would be shot at by the woman when he approached the car. Damond, however, was unarmed.

Compensation of 18 million for family of wife who was shot by agent
©REUTERS – Justine Damond

$18 million of the compensation will go to the family, the remaining two million will go to the Fund for Safe Communities of the Minneapolis Foundation that is committed to combat violence.

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