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Protests Eurpt During Press Conference As Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns

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Protests Eurpt During Press Conference As Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns

The presser quickly turned into a back and forth debate with a protester who was in attendance.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced the resignation of Police Chief Jane Hartaeu in the wake of the shooting death of 40-year-old Justine Damond by a police officer on July 15.

As written for Fox News by Matt Richardson:

“We need new leadership at MPD,” Hodges said. “I asked Chief Harteau for her resignation, she tendered it and I accepted it.”

The presser quickly turned into a back and forth debate with a protester who was in attendance.

“We do not want you as the mayor,” a man said to Hodges. “We do not want you as the mayor of Minneapolis! You have been ineffective. We do not want you as the mayor, Betsy Hodges!”

Hodges initially attempted to engage the protester, saying she would be “happy to sit down and talk with people about the future of policing in Minneapolis.” But the protester continued to yell while others in attendance joined the dialogue.

Protests erupt at Minneapolis mayor’s press conference announcing police chief resignation

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