UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Minneapolis chief of police has resigned, following the fatal police shooting of an Australian woman living in the U.S.
After nearly 30 years working as a police officer, Janeé Harteau resigned on July 21, referring to the recent shooting of Justine Damond in her statement.
Just over a week ago, a Minneapolis police officer, shot dead 40-year-old Damond, after she called 911 to report a possible disturbance.
According to one of the officers involved, his police partner shot Damond as she approached their car window. The officers did not have their body cameras on, and the city’s Mayor, Betsy Hodges, has since said it should not have happened.
The incident has caused public outrage, and during a press release to discuss the chief of police’s resignation, protesters stormed the room, demanding for Mayor Betsy Hodges to resign too.
According to the New York Times, Mayor Hodges said she will not retire, however she will be up for re-election in November.