The Minneapolis City Council has unanimously approved a settlement with former Police Chief Janee Harteau, and they’ve also removed a nondisparagement clause that was drawing scrutiny.
Under the proposed settlement, Harteau was to receive nearly $183,000 and 12 months of health benefits. But the deal also included a nondisparagement clause keeping her from saying anything negative about Hodges or other city officials, and vice versa.
The Minneapolis City Council took up Harteau’s settlement on Wednesday, approving it unanimously, while stripping it of the nondisparagement clause. They also unanimously passed a resolution prohibiting such clauses for public employees in the future.