FILE – In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017, file photo, Mayor Betsy Hodges and Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo address the latest developments in the death of Justine Damond, in Minneapolis. Hodges confirmed in a Facebook post Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, that she flew to Los Angeles for a fundraising event with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on July 19, four days after Justine Damond was killed on July 15. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File) (Associated Press)
August 24 at 9:41 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis’ mayor is defending her decision to attend a campaign fundraiser in California days after an Australian woman was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call.Mayor Betsy Hodges confirmed Wednesday in a Facebook post that she flew to Los Angeles for a fundraising event with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on July 19, four days after Justine Damond was killed.