Nondisparagement clause for former Minneapolis Police Chief Harteau causes dust-up at city meeting

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Peter Callaghan It wasn’t going to be routine, exactly, given the controversy over the details of a separation agreement with former Minneapolis Chief Janeé Harteau. But once Mayor Betsy Hodges agreed to remove a clause that prevented pretty much everybody who could even possibly be involved (including all past and future mayors) from trash talking one another — you’d think it should have been easier.But no.   At a Wednesday meeting of the city’s Executive Committee — made up of Hodges and four members of the City Council — the mayor asked that the $182,876 settlement with Harteau be sent to the council’s Ways and Means Committee without the nondisparagement clause.That, from their public comments anyway, appeared to be what a majority...

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