Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor will spend 12 and a half years in prison for the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. This morning, the judge announced the sentence for Noor’s charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection to the July 2017 shooting. Noor gave a statement in court saying “I’ve thought and prayed about this for two years, since the time I took the life of Justine Ruszczyk,” he said. “I’ve also been thinking about all the other lives that have been changed, and continue to be changed after this event. None of the families will ever be the same again.” Several protesters gathered outside the Hennepin County Courthouse. Muna from Minneapolis said: “if there’s going to be a level of accountability expected from Noor, we want that same level of accountability from all the other police officers who’ve taken the innocent lives of black victims, of all other victims, people of color.” But Carrie Byboth of Eagan doesn’t feel Noor’s sentencing is about race and said: “he shot the gun, she died, she did nothing to deserve it, I think he’s obviously guilty of murdering an innocent person.” Noor fatally shot Ruszczyk-Damond after she called 911 to report what she thought was a possible sexual assault happening in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home.