Hundreds attend memorial honouring Australian woman killed by U.S. police officer

Hundreds attend memorial honouring Australian woman killed by U.S. police officer

Justine Damond, of Sydney, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis.

Ruszczyk spoke at the memorial which took place at performance venue in Lake Harriet, southwest Minneapolis.

"I love her, I cherish her, I so adore her and I have enormous gratitude for being the one she chose", Don Damond said. And now each step on the footpath is so very painful.

Damond recounted how his fiancee would get up each morning and free write anything that came to mind, and how she was an inspiration to those around her.

Mourners wearing heart-shaped stickers have gathered at a lake-front stage in the United States city of Minneapolis to remember Australian woman Justine Damond, who was shot dead by a police officer last month.

The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a police officer responding to her emergency call vowed to win justice for her at a memorial service on the same night they had planned to be on a plane to her wedding.

Justine moved to Minnesota to be with her fiancé, Don Damond, in 2015.

"I have huge gratitude for being the one she chose", he added.

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"In Australia, they call it 'you're punching above your weight, ' alright?"

A banner above the band shell at Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis reads, "Move from fear and survival to fascination and creation". An Australian flag stood on the sage next to a large color photo of Justine Damond and pink and white flowers.

Meanwhile, a judge has approved a search warrant for investigators to examine the smartphones of two Minneapolis police officers linked to the fatal shooting.

The application says the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after Damond was killed.

Mr Noor's colleague Matthew Harrity told investigators he was startled by a noise just before Ms Damond approached their police SUV.

At the memorial a man at the back of the crowd held a sign reading: "NOOR RESIGN NOW". Noor shot through the open driver-side window from the passenger seat and fatally struck the Australian bride-to-be.

He has refused to be interviewed by investigators and can not be compelled to do so.

Ms Damond's family and friends have set up a memorial fund for the social justice causes she believed in. Minneapolis police officers are now required to have those cameras on when they respond to calls or make traffic stops.