Prosecutors in the US say they need more time to decide whether they charge the police officer who shot and killed Australian woman, Justine Damond.
Minneapolis’ top prosecutor, Mike Freeman, has confirmed he will need more time to conclude his investigation.
The delays continue to raise fears the investigation has been bungled.
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Ms Damond was shot on July 15 after reporting a suspected sexual assault in an alley near her home.
Mr Freeman previously said he expected to decide on the fate of officer Mohamed Noor, the man who shot Ms Damond, by the end of 2017.
Ms Damond’s Australia based family released a statement this morning, saying they supported Mr Freeman’s judgement to delay the investigation
UPDATE: Justine Damond Ruszczyk’s family has responded to today’s delay in the decision of whether to charge police officer Mohamed Noor over her shooting death. pic.twitter.com/5KRoxW372d
— Mark Mooney (@MarkMooney7) December 28, 2017