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Nelson withdraws police chief selection

Mayor said he will conduct nationwide search


Last updated 12/15/2020 at 7:46pm

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has decided that Sherman Pruitt will not be the city's next police chief after all.

"Yesterday (Dec. 14), the city received new information that Sherman Pruitt omitted relevant details from his application materials," Nelson said in a statement. "Chief Pruitt explained that the omission was a mistake and the result of forgetfulness. Nonetheless, the inclusion of all relevant information is a requirement, and this omission has led the city to decide not to proceed with Chief Pruitt for the position of chief of police."

By a 4-3 vote, the City Council on Dec. 8 had a...

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