Seattle City Council Members Rob Johnson, left, and Lorena Gonzalez, then members of the council’s public-safety committee, listen to interim police Chief Carmen Best on a video feed in July 2018. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2018)
Seattle City Council Members Rob Johnson, left, and Lorena Gonzalez, then members of the council's public-safety committee, listen to interim police Chief Carmen Best in July 2018. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2018)
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Faded dream: Carmen Best’s career aspirations to be Seattle’s top cop soured over a few short months

Becoming police chief was a dream job for Carmen Best. But none of the challenges she faced in her more than two years as chief compared to the last three months of civil uprisings and unrest in Seattle.

Local Politics

Washington state Democrats pumped about Kamala Harris as vice presidential pick

In this June 16, 2020, photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asks a question during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen  Harris as his running mate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)

Governor creates $40 million relief fund for undocumented immigrants

Seattle police Chief Carmen Best started Tuesday’s press conference at City Hall with a smile. Later, she said, “This was a decision I wrestled with, but it’s time.” (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Seattle police Chief Carmen Best says City Council’s budget cuts, lack of respect for SPD drove her retirement decision  VIEW

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena to state Supreme Court

What does Mount Rainier’s future hold? The National Park Service wants your help deciding

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