Mohamed Noor appeals conviction for killing Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk

Mohamed Noor, the former USA police officer convicted of killing Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk, is seeking an acquittal.

Justine Ruszczyk Damond was killed in Minnesota, USA.

The documents show ex-Minneapolis Police Department officer Noor's defense team seeking a full acquittal on the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges a jury found Noor guilty of weeks ago.

Lawyers argue in appeal papers filed to the State of Minnesota District Court, that the evidence doesn't fit the criteria necessary for either of the convictions.

Noor's lawyers had argued he was justified in using deadly force to protect himself and partner Matthew Harrity from a perceived threat.

Neither officer had a body camera running when Ms Damond Ruszczyk was shot, which Mr Harrity blamed on what he called a vague policy that did not require it.

She called 911 and when Noor's police squad auto arrived in the alley at the rear of her home she approached the vehicle.

Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, testified Ms Damond startled them, they feared an ambush and Noor said he made the split-second decision to shoot across his partner and out the auto window at Ms Damond.

Noor is now being held at Minnesota's maximum security prison, ahead of sentencing which is due to take place in June. "There is insufficient evidence that he acted with a depraved mind". Noor was slated to be sentenced on June 7.