MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has apologized for the behavior of some of her police officers, and she hopes to use the alleged incidents of racial bias as a catalyst for change.
“I think it’s a temporary setback, but I think it’s a turning point,” she said.READ MORE: Suspect Who Fatally Shot K-9 Officer Dies, Duluth Standoff Ends
Five off-duty Minneapolis Police officers have been accused of making racial taunts and assaulting black men. Harteau broke her silence on Monday, talking about the incidents in Green Bay, Wis., and Apple Valley.
“I was just mortified, and thought to myself: This is not who we are,” she said.