Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she agreed to resign following the mistaken shooting of a 911 caller so the department can have fresh leadership.
Harteau says fresh eyes are needed to make the department “the very best it can be.”
Harteau’s resignation comes nearly a week after Justine Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and native Australian, was shot by an officer who was responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault.
That officer, Mohamed Noor, and his partner didn’t have their body cameras turned on, which has sparked wide criticism of the department. Mayor Betsy Hodges says she no longer had confidence in Harteau.
Harteau says she’s proud of what she did as chief.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she asked Chief Harteau to resign because she had lost confidence in the chief.
Harteau stepped down Friday, almost a week after an Australian woman died after being shot