Minneapolis leaders reappoint Arradondo as police chief

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and police Chief Medaria Arradondo
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and police Chief Medaria Arradondo celebrate the unanimous confirmation vote, Dec. 7, 2018.
Courtesy of the City of Minneapolis

The Minneapolis City Council has reappointed police Chief Medaria Arradondo to a three-year term.

Arradondo was first appointed to fill out the remainder of former chief Janee Harteau's term after she was pushed out of office in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed woman who'd called the police for help.

Council President Lisa Bender says Chief Arradondo has shown leadership by the way he does his job.

"Work together with elected officials, folks from all over the community, people with all different perspectives and experience with law enforcement and doing so with compassion and leadership. You're a transformational leader for our city at a time when that is needed."

Arradondo is a native of Minneapolis and the city's first black police chief. He has said mending police and community relations is one of his top priorities.

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