Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best to Resign Tomorrow Morning Following City Council Vote to Defund Police
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will be resigning on Wednesday morning, following the city council voting to defund the police amid massive unrest.
The news of Best’s resignation came one day after dozens of businesses were looted once again.
Brandi Kruse of Seattle’s Q13 tweeted, “Seattle Police Chief @CarmenBest is going to resign, two sources familiar with her decision confirm. The announcement is imminent, I’m told. There is an 11am presser scheduled for tomorrow with the Mayor. Unclear if announcement will take place then.”
Q13 reports, “the council on Monday approved proposals that would reduce the police department by up to 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Chief Best was vocal in her oppostion to the cuts, which came after councilmembers pledged to redirect money from SPD to community programs amid calls from protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.”
The budget cut will slash nearly $4 million from the department’s annual budget — and the councilmembers promised to cut even more in 2021. The 7-1 vote faced objections from the city’s police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild.
As Gateway Pundit previously reported, one council member, lunatic socialist Kshama Sawant, voted no because the cuts did not go far enough.
Source: The Gateway Pundit