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Paper challenges sealing of juror names in Minnesota trial

Mohamed Noor was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately despite his attorney's request that he be free on bond pending sentencing June 7. (Source: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/MGN)
Mohamed Noor was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately despite his attorney's request that he be free on bond pending sentencing June 7. (Source: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/MGN)(GIM)
Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 6:31 AM CST
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The Minneapolis Star Tribune is challenging a judge's continued order to seal names from the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed woman.

Mohamed Noor was convicted last April in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

She was shot when she approached Noor's squad car in a dark alley minutes after she had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the newspaper says there is no threat to juror safety and that keeping the names private violates the First Amendment.

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