Matthew Harrity, who was the partner of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, testified for roughly five hours Thursday at Noor's murder trial in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Here are some noteworthy parts of what Harrity said:
• Harrity said he views every police call as a threat “until it’s no longer a threat anymore.”
• Body camera footage from both Harrity and Noor was played in court, depicting their futile efforts to save Damond’s life.
• The prosecution was critical of the amount of time — 1 minute and 56 seconds — Harrity and Noor dedicated to investigating Damond’s call about a possible sexual assault behind her house.
• Harrity testified that he was on alert as they drove down Damond’s alley, and that he was scared for his life when he heard a “thump” on their squad along with a “murmur,” and saw a silhouette appear outside his open window.
• Harrity said he “loved” working with Noor, and expected him to have his back every day.