The chief of police in Minneapolis resigned on Friday after she was forced to step down by city mayor Betsy Hodges, The Daily Caller reports.
Hodges said Janeé Harteau, who has been chief since 2013, had “lost the confidence of the people” over incidents of police shootings.
Harteau faced criticism for not returning from a holiday when an unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond was fatally shot by one of her officers.
The police chief, who was out of the city in the days following the shooting, said she had been on personal time and was constantly in contact with her command staff.
In a media statement, Hodges said, “And from the many conversations I’ve had with people around our city, it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well.”
In her own media conference on Friday, Hodges faced angry protesters who called for her to resign as well.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said the shooter, Mohamed Noor, had declined to be interviewed by their agents.