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Pruitt didn't disclose he was turned down for Lake Stevens job

It was a factor in Mayor Mike Nelson's withdrawal of offer


Last updated 12/16/2020 at 1:43pm

Sherman Pruitt

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson confirmed on Wednesday that the new information the city received Dec. 14 on Suak-Suiattle Police Chief Sherman Pruitt – information Nelson said was responsible for his reversing his decision to name him Edmonds' new police chief – was that Pruitt neglected to mention he had applied for a lateral position with the Lake Stevens police department and had not been offered the job.

In a letter to Pruitt, Nelson said the discovery was made by HR Director Jessica Neill-Hoyson.

"This information was news to the city because it had not been disclosed in response to a q...

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