A US police chief has quit her role after one of her officers shot dead an unarmed Australian woman.
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city’s mayor, who said that she and the community had lost confidence in Harteau following the shooting.
Damond, who was living in Minneapolis and engaged to be married, had called police about a possible sexual assault in her neighborhood just before midnight on Saturday’Daily News reports! She was shot as she approached the driver’s side of Mohamed Noor’s and Matthew Harrity’s patrol car.
Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a written statement that she and Harteau agreed on Friday that Harteau would step aside.
“I’ve lost confidence in the Chief’s ability to lead us further – and from the many conservations I’ve had with people around our city, especially this week, it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well,” Hodges said in the statement.