At one point, she believed the woman shouted "help," leading her to suspect a rape might be in progress. So she called police. When no one had shown up after eight minutes, she called again.
911 dispatchers sent a single patrol car to the scene. In it were two police officers, Matthew Harrity and Mohamed Noor, the latter a two-year veteran and the first officer from the city's growing Somali immigrant community to serve in his precinct.
Damond, wearing pajamas and carrying her cell phone, was waiting for the officers. When their car stopped, she approached the driver's side door. By that time, the regulations of their department stipulate officers Harrity and Noor should have turned on their body cameras.