FAKE SIGNS WARN OF JITTERY POLICE
MINNEAPOLIS» The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of “easily startled” officers.
One sign was spotted in Minneapolis and another in St. Paul during the weekend.
The official-looking orange metal signs read: “WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE EASILY STARTLED.” The signs have a picture of an officer with a gun in each raised hand, shooting in different directions.
Justine Damond was unarmed when she was killed behind her home on July 15, after she called 911 to report a possible rape.
The officer who shot Damond has declined to be interviewed.
A fake street sign is mounted on a pole at an intersection in Minneapolis.