By the Numbers: Seattle police chief retires after budget cuts

Following Chief Carmen Best’s resignation amid calls to defund the police, the team takes a look at how the budget cuts approved by the Seattle City Council will impact the police department.
0:55 | 08/12/20

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Latest fallout from calls by some protesters to define the police now quite apart in the abrupt resignation of Seattle's police chief let's take a look. By the numbers Carmen best is a 28 year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the first black woman some beaded with her appointment back in 2018. But after Seattle City Council voted seven to one Monday night for an immediate four million dollar cut from this year's police but it. Best announcer retirement. The cuts could impact as many as 100 officers from Seattle's at 14100 member force. And also included salary cuts to twelve members of the police command staff cuts to the swat team and also eliminating the city's mounted patrol unit. However cuts fall far short of the 50% cut in that some council members and black live matter protesters have advocated for the calls to redirect funds to other public safety uses the debate that will likely continue into next year's budget negotiations.

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