Medaria Arradondo

Chief

Minneapolis Police Department

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Medaria Arradondo took the reins of the Minneapolis Police Department following the ouster of Janeé Harteau following the disastrous fatal shooting of Justine Damond in the Fulton neighborhood by a Minneapolis cop. Arradondo faces a difficult year, including possible criminal charges against that officer, a mayoral election that may bring in someone who did not choose him and an atmosphere of extreme tension between residents and the police force. He will not have much time to reduce tension while stemming a spike in downtown crime.