Committee Approves Nomination of Harteau as Police Chief

Updated: 11/28/2012 8:33 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

A Minneapolis City Council committee has approved the nomination of Assistant Chief Janee Harteau as Minneapolis Police Chief.

The committee made the decision after a hearing Wednesday, as they listened to a long line of Harteau supporters.

She will replace Chief Tim Dolan who recently retired.

She will be the first woman police chief in Minneapolis history.

The City Council will have a full vote on Harteau's nomination on Friday.