The Minneapolis Police Department will be led by former assistant chief new interim police chief, Medaria (Rondo) Arradondo.

Arradondo, 50, succeeds Janeé Harteau, who resigned Friday at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges amid the uproar over last weekend's shooting death of Justine Damond by a city patrol officer. Damond had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her southwest Minneapolis home and was shot when she went out to talk to police.

He joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 1989 as a patrol officer on the North Side and quickly climbed to leadership positions.

After a stint as head of Internal Affairs, he was named inspector of the First Precinct, seen as a steppingstone to the department's front office. Before being named assistant chief earlier this year, he was Harteau's chief of staff, acting as her intermediary with community and business leaders, the Star-Tribune reports.

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