Arradondo Chosen as Minneapolis Police Chief

He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau's term, which runs through January of 2019

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Department has officially hired its new police chief.

The city council approved interim police chief, Medaria Arradondo, to take over the role on a permanent basis.

He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau’s term, which runs through January of 2019.

Arradondo said he is ready to help the city heal and move forward.

“You cannot truly believe in service without love.,” Chief Arradondo said. “I love this city, will continue to love this city and all the communities that we serve. I will continue to treat the men and women of this department with respect and dignity.”

Arradondo has been with the police force for 28 years.

Harteau resigned last month after the deadly police shooting of Justine Damond, who had called for help to report a sexual assault.

That investigation is still on-going.

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