Arradondo has served as interim chief since July 2017 after the former police chief, Janeé Harteau, resigned following the police shooting of an unarmed woman.
Chief Medaria Arradondo, the first African American police chief in Minneapolis’ 150-year history, was publicly sworn in Friday in the South Minneapolis community where he grew up. Community members, leaders and police officers packed Sabathani Community Center’s auditorium to witness history and offer well-wishes to the new chief of police. A private swearing-in ceremony for Chief Arradondo […]
This morning by a unanimous vote, the Minneapolis City Council confirmed Medaria Arradondo as Minneapolis police chief. Arradondo, a 28-year veteran, becomes the city’s first African American police chief after serving as interim chief for the last month following the resignation of Chief Janee Harteau. In a released statement, Mayor Hodges called the confirmation of […]
An interview with MPD’s new chief News Analysis While sitting in the waiting room outside the office of Interim Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, I came across this summer’s issue of Minnesota Police Chief. It couldn’t have contained a more appropriate cover story: “Leading in Turbulent Times.” Arradondo has landed square in the eye of […]
You may not be familiar with the 2002 release of the movie Dark Blue, starring Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Kurupt, among others. Rhames plays Assistant Chief Arthur Holland. Although not based on a true story, the film is filled with actual historical events, which ironically have a similar cadence of topic with current events. […]
Editor’s note: This story was published prior to the July 21 announcement by Mayor Betsy Hodges that she would be nominating Medaria Arradondo to become the Minneapolis Police Chief, following former Police Chief Janee Harteau’s resignation. The city council’s executive committee approval would be required to make Arradondo Minneapolis’ first Black police chief, at least […]