Minneapolis mourners bid farewell to Justine Damond on a tide of tears

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Her father John Ruszczyk also spoke at the memorial last night.

Damond's shooting death led to a shake-up at the top of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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

"We should be walking down the street smiling and laughing", he said. An Australian flag stood on the sage next to a large color photo of Justine Damond and pink and white flowers.

Program from Justine Damond public memorial
Program from Justine Damond public memorial

Mourners wearing heart-shaped stickers have gathered at a lakefront stage at Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis to to remember the Australian woman, who was shot and killed by a police officer responding to her emergency call.

Her fiance, Don Damond told the crowd "it felt like a privilege to love Justine".

The invitation promises to honour her spirit, and features her beaming smile under the sub-heading "move from fear and survival to fascination and creation".

When officers arrived at the scene and Ms Damond went to speak to them Officer Noor shot her from the passenger seat.

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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 memorial will show the video of Justine helping ducklings stuck in a drain near her house in Minneapolis - retrieving them barefoot.

Justine Damond, left, pictured with her fiance Don and Don's son Zach. At times he struggled to hold back tears.

His partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told detectives a noise startled Noor as Damond approached their cruiser.

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The service ended with a maypole dance, didgeridoo music from Australia, and a silent walk around Lake Harriet.

The search warrant application was filed Thursday by an agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Noor has declined to be interviewed by investigators and can not be compelled to do so.

Her family set up the Justine Damond Social Justice Fund to support causes important to her, including those promoting equal treatment for all.

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