An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in the US city of Minneapolis in an incident in which the officers did not have their body cameras turned on.
She was killed when two police officers responded to a 911 call about a possible assault in an alley behind a home about 11.30pm on Saturday, local time.
One police officer fired their weapon, killing 40-year-old Sydney woman Justine Damond.
Ms Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was a trained veterinarian who worked as a spiritual healer and meditation teacher.
Friends said she was engaged to be married to a Minneapolis man, Don Damond.
She called police after hearing a disturbance in the alley and went out to investigate when she was shot, according to media reports.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian woman who died in a shooting in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal …