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Why wasn’t Carmen Best among 3 finalists for Seattle police chief? Community commission wants answers

Interim Seattle Polioce Chief Carmen Best.  Photographed at Seattle City Hall Wednesday, January 10, 2018. 204848

Members of the city's Community Police Commission want to know why Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best isn't among three finalists for chief. They're seeking records from the mayor's office, and meanwhile, want the City Council to hold off on a confirmation hearing.

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