(SEATTLE, WA.) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has selected Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
Best, who previously served as Deputy Chief under Chief Kathleen O’Toole, is a “widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been an instrumental part of implementing the historic reforms undertaken by the SPD,” says a statement from the Mayor’s office.
(KING COUNTY, WA.) – A veteran Bellevue police officer is facing charges of witness tampering, misdemeanor assault and violating a court protection order for allegedly trying to coerce an ex-girlfriend into recanting allegations that he twice punched her in the face.