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Seattle councilwoman rips departing police chief, calls Trump, Barr support ‘revealing'

Added 08-14-20 02:29:01am EST - “In a long statement and series of Twitter messages Thursday night, a Seattle councilwoman tore into the city's soon-to-depart police Chief Carmen Best, claiming it was "no accident" that "right-wing" figures such as President Trump…” - Foxnews.com

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Carmen Best emails her resignation notice to officers; Dan Springer reports form Seattle on the fallout.

In a long statement and series of Twitter messages Thursday night, a Seattle councilwoman tore into the city’s soon-to-depart police Chief Carmen Best, claiming it was “no accident” that “right-wing” figures such as President Trump and Attorney General William Barr were sorry that Best planned to step down.

“They recognize the service [Best] has provided the capitalist class in pushing back against the Black Lives Matter movement at the height of its power,” socialist Councilwoman Kshama Sawant wrote, according to Seattle’s KIRO-TV.

Best, who has been Seattle’s police chief since August 2018, revealed in an email Monday that she planned to retire, effective Sept. 2. Her announcement came after the Seattle City Council voted to slash the police department budget, including Best’s own salary.

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