MN: Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigns over police killing of Australian woman

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“”Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned abruptly Friday amid growing criticism from the public and the City Council following the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond. The chief’s departure came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who promptly nominated Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the force, to replace Harteau. The move ended Harteau’s 4 1/2-year run as the first woman and first openly gay person to head the department. The death of Damond, a native Australian who had moved to Minneapolis to be with her fiance, thrust Minneapolis into the international spotlight. It also has generated public skepticism about the department and its training, including from city officials who have questioned why the officers involved didn’t turn on their body cameras.” (07/22/17)” (07/21/17)