Chief Harteau was forced to resign by Mayor Betsy Hodges who has crossed horns with Harteau in the past. When is Hodges going to resign?
Think about it — no talk of firing Mohamed Noor and Mayor Hodges who forced Noor in stays. They have the sacrificial lamb
Have a contest. What would it take to fire a Somali Muslim Cop in Minneapolis?
Another interesting angle in this story is the defense of Noor from cop haters and BLM ‘activists”:
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Nekima Levy-Pounds, a civil rights lawyer and activist running for mayor of Minneapolis, said Chief Harteau “needed to be fired.” Ms. Levy-Pounds said it had been “a slap in the face to people of color” that the chief spoke out about the death of Ms. Damond, who was white, after defending officers involved in past shootings of black people.
“She is attempting to paint this as an isolated case based on one officer’s poor judgment as opposed to a systemic pattern,” Ms. Levy-Pounds said.
They are defending this killer-cop’s cold blooded murder as an “officer’s poor judgment.” But when Officer Darren Wilson was fighting for his life from an attacker, they burned down Ferguson.
Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman
Fox News, d July 21, 2017 (thanks to Scott);
The Minneapolis police chief resigned on Friday in the wake of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer on July 15.
Chief Janee Harteau resigned a day after making her initial remarks on the death of 40-year-old Justine Damond.
Damond was fatally shot on Saturday by an officer after responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her house.
Minneapolis Police Chief Forced Out After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
The Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, resigned on Friday at the mayor’s request, less than a week after one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 for help.
Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that “I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us further” and that “it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well.”
The fatal shooting of the Australian, Justine Damond, last weekend by Officer Mohamed Noor led to outpourings of grief in Minnesota and outrage in Ms. Damond’s home country, where the prime minister has condemned the shooting and Ms. Damond’s family members have expressed frustration with how little they have been told about what happened.
Last Saturday, Ms. Damond, 40, called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Officer Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, arrived at the scene in a dark alley several minutes later. Officer Harrity told state investigators that he had been startled by a loud noise just before Ms. Damond approached their cruiser. Officer Noor then shot her through the open window.
Officer Noor has declined to speak with investigators, and the authorities have provided no explanation for why he shot Ms. Damond. Neither Officer Noor nor his partner had turned on their body cameras.Chief Harteau, a 30-year veteran of the Minneapolis police force, said in a statement that “the recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a department.”
“I’ve decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the M.P.D. to be the very best it can be,” Chief Harteau said. “The city of Minneapolis deserves the very best.”
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