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Minneapolis chief resigns after deadly shooting

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   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):
   The Minneapolis police chief has resigned following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer.
   Chief Janee Harteau stepped down Friday, just a day after making her first remarks on the death of 40-year-old Justine Damond. Damond was shot Saturday night by an officer responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her house.
   A statement from the city says Harteau quit at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges.
   Harteau was out of the city in the days after the shooting. She said Thursday she had been on personal time and was in touch with her command staff.
   The chief and Hodges had recently clashed over Harteau's appointment of an inspector in a critical precinct. Text messages between the two showed Hodges was angry over lack of notice about the appointment.
   Minnesota investigators say they've interviewed a witness to the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer.
   A bicyclist was being sought for possible helpful information in the events that led up to the death Saturday night of 40-year-old Justine Damond. Damond was shot by an officer responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
   The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the witness, a white man, was seen in the area right before the shooting and stopped to watch as officers tried to revive Damond. They say the man was cooperative and gave an interview Friday.
   They gave no other information, but said the officer who shot Damond -- Mohamed Noor -- has still not agreed to be interviewed.
  

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