Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Justine Damond Killing

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Justine Damond Killing

“The Minneapolis police chief who said the fatal shooting of Australian Justine Damond by an officer in her department “shouldn’t have happened”, has resigned.

Janeé Harteau resigned at the request of the city’s mayor, Betsy Hodges, after Hodges said the police chief had “lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis”.

“I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us further,” said Hodges in a media statement. “And from the many conversations I’ve had with people around our city, it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well. For us to continue to transform policing ... we need new leadership at [Minneapolis Police Department].

Harteau was on leave at the time of the shooting, and on Thursday in Minneapolis attempted to distance the police department from the actions of officer Mohamed Noor, who shot the unarmed Damond after she made an emergency call to police.

Noor has refused to speak to investigators, which Harteau earlier described as his “constitutional right”.” 

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