Harteau, Stanek meet with Obama at agenda-setting meeting - KMSP-TV

Harteau, Stanek meet with Obama, police chiefs affected by mass shootings

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Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek were among an exclusive group of 12 law enforcement officials at a White House meeting Monday with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

The president invited police chiefs from three communities affected by mass shootings as part of his administration's push to curb gun violence. In attendance were the police chiefs from: Aurora, Colo., where 12 were killed in July; Oak Creek, Wis., where six died in a Sikh temple shooting; and Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders were killed.

Representatives from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Major County Sheriffs Association also participated in Monday's meeting. Sheriff Stanek and Chief Harteau were seated directly to the right of the president during a Monday morning briefing.

The group discussed upcoming legislative concerns and issues concerning law enforcement, including gun violence, immigration, data sharing and homeland security.

Speakers at the meetings included Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper.

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