Press Releases

Chief Harteau on Personnel Matter

“I understand the concern surrounding the paid leave of 4th Precinct Inspector Mike Friestleben. Although I cannot go into great detail, I would like to share a few thoughts. First, I highly value the community support and partnerships that we have built over the past few years and acknowledge there is much more to be done. Community engagement and procedural justice have been pillars of my administration and the foundation of MPD 2.0. Creating a culture of accountability is also one of those pillars and it is critical for me to take all complaints seriously and look into each of them thoroughly and objectively. I also want to reassure everyone that we will remain diligent in our focused enforcement and increased resource deployment in those areas where violent crime has been occurring.”