Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best officially announces retirement

Aug 11 2020, 11:26 am

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best officially announced her retirement during a press conference Tuesday morning.

After serving for almost three decades, her official resignation date is set for September 2, 2020.

“It was a decision I wrestled with, but it was time,” she said. “When you know its time to go, it’s time to go.”

Chief Best added that she “will continue to do all [she] can over the next three weeks to set this department up for a smooth transition” and welcomed Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz as the interim police chief.

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