MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the launch of a new bipartisan group called Women’s Coalition for Common Sense.
The group was started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. She survived after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Arizona back in 2011.READ MORE: If Minneapolis Voters Choose To Replace The Police Department, What Happens Next?
Giffords says gun violence is directly a women’s issue.READ MORE: 'Our Hearts Are Broken': Twin Cities Pastor Killed By Driver In Rosemount
“Guns and domestic violence are a deadly mix,” Giffords said. “We don’t agree about everything, but we can agree on this: Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women.”MORE NEWS: St. Paul Registered Sex Offender Indicted for Child Pornography
Harteau was the only law enforcement executive invited to Wednesday’s session.