Damond came to the vehicle in her pajamas, stood by the driver's window and talked to the officer in the driver's seat.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says that she's working with the BCA to release as much information about the shooting as possible. The police officers' body cameras were turned off, and the squad car's camera also failed to capture the incident.
The department has a policy of not investigating serious incidents involving use of force by its own officers.
Her name, and the names of others shot by police, including Jamar Clark and Philando Castile, can be seen. Reports that the police officers' body cameras were turned off is also causing outrage by some people giving feedback about the incident on social media.
Friends and neighbors identified her only as Justine, an Australian native who taught yoga and meditation classes at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. "I know the neighborhood well".
"I hope and pray this is a wake-up call for the community to stop being divided by race and socioeconomic status ... for treating everybody with respect", said Nekima Levy-Pounds, according to the Star Tribune.
"Basically my mum was shot for reasons I don't know", he said in a video posted on Monday morning.
Canadian Fisherman Killed By Whale Moments After Freeing It From Net
He commended Howlett's contributions to the work, noting that he had also helped rescue another whale from entanglement last week. The team uses high speed inflatable boats to reach an ensnared whale, then bladed extension poles are used to cut a fishing line.
No weapon was found at the scene, and a family friend told the Star-Tribune that Ms. Damond would not have been carrying a gun.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy on the deceased woman.
In a video posted to Facebook, Damond's stepson, Zach Damond, said that she called authorities after hearing a suspicious sound in the alley behind the family's home Saturday night. It said the information would be released after her family had been notified.
"I have a lot of questions about why the body cameras weren't on", Hodges said at the news conference.
Local residents held a vigil over the weekend where hundreds gathered to remember the woman and call for police reform, KSTP reports.
The Department of Public Safety says investigations are in the early stages as police try to locate a footage of the shooting.
"We have few facts at this point".
The Australian Department of Foriegn Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance.