The Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio have sought copies of public evidence from the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in July 2017.

The former police officer, Mohamed Noor, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on April 30.

Public access to footage of the shooting and media access to the proceedings were contentious issues during the trial. Leita Walker, a litigation partner in the Minneapolis office of Ballard Spahr, represented a collation of media outlets during the case. On May 14, Ms. Walker sent letters to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, and the City of Minneapolis requesting that they release copies of dash camera and body camera footage and autopsy photos by May 17.

Ultimately, 300 trial exhibits, including video footage and autopsy photos, were made available to reporters.

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