“After much personal reflection and thoughtful discussions with my family and Mayor Frey, I have made the decision that I will not be accepting a new term as chief of the Minneapolis Police Department,” Arradondo said.
He was the city’s first Black police chief, appointed in 2017.
Arrandondo, who grew up in Minneapolis, said he’s “been blessed beyond measure to have served the people of this truly wonderful city.”
“Dopo 32 anni di servizio, I believe that now is the right time to allow for new leadership, new perspective, new focus, and new hope to lead the department forward in collaboration with our communities,” disse il capo.
Mayor Jacob Frey thanked the chief for his service.
“Throughout his time within the MPD, he’s been unabashed about his commitment to truth, to transparency, and to justice,” ha detto il sindaco.
Frey said he would announce an interim chief in the coming days.
This is a developing story and will be updated.