Testimony may be nearing completion in former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor's murder trial. Here are Tuesday's noteworthy developments:
- Prosecutors are expected to call their final witnesses on Wednesday, while the defense plans to call three witnesses. It’s unclear whether Noor will testify.
- Attorneys on Tuesday began finalizing instructions that will be given to jurors before they deliberate.
- Chris Olson, an assistant special agent in charge with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, testified that he briefly spoke to a neighbor the day after Damond was shot. The neighbor had reported a disoriented woman in the area the night Damond was killed. He admitted he never investigated the matter and thought it was irrelevant until an investigator with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office discovered that Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, had responded to the neighbor’s 911 call.
- Olson admitted he may have introduced the word “slap” into the investigation in a conversation with a police sergeant about what apparently startled Noor and Harrity at the scene. He previously said the sergeant originated the term. Prosecutors contend the slap did not occur.
- BCA investigators staged a re-creation of the shooting at a gun range in Hutchinson, Minn. An investigator seated in the passenger seat fired a gun from a police SUV at a target outside the driver’s side window. A mannequin was seated behind the wheel, where Harrity sat when Noor fired the fatal bullet.