'We Don't Want You!:' Protesters Force Mayor Out Of Press Conference

Council Member Suggests Outsider for Minneapolis Police Chief

It comes as residents stormed the mayor's office in Minneapolis calling for her resignation less than 24 hours after Minneapolis police chief Jane Harteau resigned in the aftermath of the shooting.

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. Protesters who disrupted the conference demanded Hodges' resignation, though Hodges said that she would not resign.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges issued a statement on Saturday saying she had lost confidence in Harteau's ability to lead the Minneapolis police force.

"Despite the MPD's many accomplishments under me leadership over these years and my love for the city, I have to put the communities we serve first", Harteau added.

"It is understandable to me that people's frustration is high", she said.

But she said the shooting of Ms Damond by one of her officers caused me to engage in deep reflection. His partner, Mohamed Noor, then fatally shot the 40-year-old yoga teacher.

Noor, sat in the passenger seat, fired his weapon through the open driver's-side window, the bureau said.

Justine Damond was shot dead after she called 911 to report a possible assault.

Harteau worked her way up from the bottom of the department to become the city's first female, first openly gay and first Native American police chief.

Nancy Coune, administrator of the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community center, places flowers and signs memorializing Justine Damond at a makeshift memorial on July 18, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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In the calls, a concerned Ms Damond told the operator that she wasn't sure if the woman behind her home was being raped or just having sex.

The officer driving the auto, Matthew Harrity, reportedly told investigators that he and his partner had been startled by a loud noise just before Damond approached. (Her maiden name was Ruszczyk, but she'd already taken the name of her fiancee, Don Damond.) Justine Damond's family in Australia is now demanding a federal investigation into the shooting.

To help us prevent similar outcomes in the future, we will be implementing updated mandatory training specifically for officers identifying effective tools and tactical strategies with police and dog encounters. "It is inexplicable", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Australian Channel 9's "Today" program Wednesday, in his first public comments since Justine Ruszczyk's death on Saturday.

One Minneapolis city councilwoman wonders if an outsider may be a better pick for the department.

Numerous city's elected officials had expressed their displeasure with the police chief, and some suggested earlier Friday that they would like to remove her, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

The mayor eventually returned Friday evening to resume her news conference after protesters had left the room.

In response to the police chief's resignation, activist and writer Shaun King tweeted, "Police kill a white woman and heads are rolling like never before".

Body cameras, which are worn by all Minneapolis police, had not been turned on at the time of the shooting and the squad vehicle dashboard camera also failed to capture the incident.

The police chief faced criticism over her handling of the tragedy.

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