Seattle faith leaders want the police chief back
Faith leaders, leaders from communities of color and police reform advocates called on Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best to reconsider her decision to retire.
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant celebrated the resignation of black Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and the firing of minority officers in the "fight to stop racism."
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, the city's first black female police chief, will resign Wednesday morning after city council enacted massive cuts to the department, and substantially reduced her pay.
In cutting the pay of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and other Seattle Police Department command staff, Best, an African American woman, will now make $100,000 less than her white predecessor.
The Seattle Police issued a letter to residents and business owners of Seattle stating that they are basically on their own in the face of escalating riots and violence.
Interviews with local business owners and hired security companies have revealed that there are threats against businesses and residents in the CHOP.