MPD makes leadership change regarding 4th Precinct

December 03, 2018 06:29 PM

The Minneapolis Police Department announced a leadership change on Monday. 

Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder stated in a release that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has made the decision to have Assistant Chief Mike Kjos be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 4th Precinct, taking the place of former 4th Precinct Inspector, Aaron Biard.

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"After very thoughtful review and consideration, I have made the decision that effective immediately Assistant Chief Kjos will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 4th Precinct. Assistant Chief Kjos will help serve in this capacity until a decision is made on the next Inspector of the 4th Precinct," Arradondo said in a statement.

Mayor Jacob Frey supported Arradondo's decision as well. 

"I support Chief Arradondo's decision, and it reflects his resolve to make meaningful change," he said in a statement. 

The 4th Precinct made headlines recently last Friday when two Minneapolis police officers were placed on paid leave after their apparent involvement in Christmas tree decorations that the city's mayor called "despicable."


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