Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best holds a press conference in June 2020. Best left the department later that summer. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best holds a press conference in June 2020. Best left the department later that summer. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Crime

Former Seattle police Chief Carmen Best makes debut on NBC News’ TODAY as a contributor

Former Seattle police Chief Carmen Best, who began work this month for a private security firm, is also now going to be a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. KING 5, the local NBC affiliate, also announced Best is a law-enforcement analyst for the station.

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Coronavirus

Trump administration closed vaccine safety office last year; now what?

As the first coronavirus vaccines arrive in the coming year, government researchers will face a monumental challenge: monitoring the health of hundreds of millions of Americans to ensure the vaccines don’t cause harm. Purely by chance, thousands of vaccinated people will have heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses shortly after the injections. Sorting out whether...