MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has approved a separation agreement with the city’s former police chief, who resigned in July after a police officer fatally shot an Australian woman.
The council approved the $183,000 agreement Wednesday with Janeé Harteau. It doesn’t include a clause that would have barred Harteau from making disparaging comments about Mayor Betsy Hodges and other officials and prohibited them from publicly criticizing her.READ MORE: 'I Just Want To Meet The Guy': Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota Trail
Hodges said such clauses are common in separation agreements, but she agreed to remove it after receiving criticism.READ MORE: Both Directions Of I-694 Closed In North Metro; Significant Police Response
The council unanimously approved a resolution prohibiting non-disparagement clauses for public employees.
Harteau resigned on July 21, six days after an officer fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called to report a possible sexual assault behind her Minneapolis home.MORE NEWS: Calling North Mpls. A ‘War Zone,’ 26 Residents Send Open Letter To Gov. Requesting State Troopers Or Nat’l Guard
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