• US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

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    CHICAGO: A US police chief resigned Friday (Saturday in Manila) amid an uproar over the death of an unarmed Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer. Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau had faced criticism over her handling of the killing of Justine Damond last Saturday night, which ignited an international outcry. She did not appear before TV cameras until Thursday, saying she had been on vacation at a remote mountain location. The Midwestern city’s mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for the chief’s resignation Friday and Harteau tendered it. In announcing her resignation, Harteau said she wanted to “let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done” to improve the police department.Moments later the mayor announced her nomination of Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo as Harteau’s replacement. Arradondo has been the public face of the department during the crisis.

    AFP

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