Meanwhile, in her statement saying she asked Police Chief Janee Harteau to resign, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said: “For us to continue to transform policing — and community trust in policing — we need new leadership at MPD.”
We need more than that. We need an apology from Betsy Hodges (and her resignation as well) for allowing the Minneapolis police force to hire based on ethnicity and religion rather than competence. Mohamed Noor was only a police officer to keep the Minneapolis police department from being tarred with “Islamophobia” charges. This must end, before more people get killed.
“Witness who rode past the scene where bride-to-be Justine Damond was shot dead by a rogue U.S. cop ‘caught the incident on camera,'” by Valerie Edwards and Sam Duncan, Daily Mail Australia, July 22, 2017:
A witness on a bicycle may have vital video evidence of the fatal shooting which left Australian woman Justine Damond dead on a Minneapolis street.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigators have spoken to a person who bicycled past the scene and may have recorded a video.
‘This individual was seen bicycling eastbound on West 51st Street immediately before the shooting and stopped at the scene and watched as the officers provided medical assistance to Justine Ruszczyk,’ said the BCA in a statement.
A source in possession of direct knowledge of the investigation confirms the witness caught part of the fatal encounter on video, the Star Tribune reported.
Mohamed Noor, the police officer who fired the fatal shots, is yet to break his silence.
‘Officer Noor’s attorney has not provided any update about when, if ever, an interview would be possible,’ the BCA said.
‘Under the law, the BCA cannot compel the testimony of the officer.’…
Earlier on Friday, Mayor Hodges issued a statement immediately after Harteau resigned, saying she asked for the chief to step down.
‘As far as we have come, 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.
‘For us to continue to transform policing — and community trust in policing — we need new leadership at MPD,’ the statement read.
‘In conversation with the Chief today, she and I agreed that she would step aside to make way for new leadership. I asked Chief Harteau for her resignation, she tendered it, and I have accepted it,’ Hodges said.
The mayor also announced her nomination for the new police chief.
‘I will nominate current Assistant Chief Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo as Minneapolis’ next Police Chief,’ she said….