Veteran Seattle Cop and Interim Police Chief Carmen Best Passed Over: City Insults its Cops— Yet Again

In a move that surprised many Seattleites, King 5 News recently reported that Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Seattle police chief selection committee passed over current acting Chief Carmen Best, a 26-year Seattle police veteran, in selecting three finalists.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole stepped down on December 31, 2017, after two-and-a-half years at the helm. Deputy Chief Carmen Best succeeded O’Toole as interim chief on January 1, 2018 and has been serving in that capacity ever since.