Minneapolis police chief quits over death of Australian woman

A US police chief has resigned amid an uproar over the officer-involved fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian bride-to-be.

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau had been under pressure over her handling of the shooting death of 40-year-old Justine Damond last Saturday night.

The city’s Mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for the police chief’s resignation Friday and that Harteau had tendered it.

“I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us further. And from the many conversations 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 a statement.

Chaos erupted at a press conference Friday night as the mayor nominated a new police chief. Protesters also called for Hodges to immediately step down.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges

As the mayor was delivering her statement, one man began shouting her down, saying, “We do not want you as…

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